Find out about working in Disabled Children’s Social Care in Birmingham

Published: 30th Apr 2021

Find out about working in Disabled Children's Social Care in Birmingham, including the latest job opportunities.

Disabled Children’s Social Care in Birmingham - May 2021

Our Birmingham Children's Trust specialist Disabled Children’s Social Care service safeguards and protects children and young people from 0-18 years whom have substantial, complex and critical needs.

We pride ourselves on delivering a diverse safeguarding service which includes:

  • Home support
  • Direct payments
  • Short break fostering
  • Residential home services
  • Supporting young people into adulthood and independence


Our vision for 2021 and beyond

Through the multi-agency Children’s First Project we are currently re-designing and re-shaping our service. Over the coming months, we will be reshaping our delivery model to ensure that we can always offer creative packages of support and care to the children and families that are open to our service.

We would like to invite social work professionals to join us on this exciting journey, to be a part of something different, and to be instrumental in long-term changes that make a real and sustained difference to the children and families we serve. 

Our dedicated teams

We have a strong and highly skilled social work team with Alison Montgomery leading the team.

Alison said: "This is an exciting time to join the Disabled children social care service, we are driving forward with a new delivery model that puts Safeguarding at the forefront of our work. We are aspirational for our children and young people and want to enable and empower them to lead the best lives they can."

Our dedicated heads of service direct and lead our delivery plan and are the key to our future developments, changes and structure. Our experienced team managers support and drive our social care workforce forward with their safeguarding knowledge and oversight on case management. The rest of our skilled teams consist of senior practitioners, senior social workers, social workers and family support workers, who deliver the essential direct work with our children, young people, parents and carers. Our staff are committed to producing high level quality assessments and plans with a commitment to improving outcomes.

Service feedback from a family we have supported: "It has been life changing! We were a family in crisis and I was beyond concerned as to the long-term impact this would have on the health, wellbeing, safety and development of my children. I'm beyond grateful to the service - they will always hold a special place in our hearts for ensuring my children thrive and lead the full and dignified lives that they utterly deserve. There are no words to express as to how grateful and indebted I am."

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Why choose Birmingham?

  • Do you want to part of a dynamic frontline service?
  • Do you want to in shape a positive future for Birmingham’s children and young people?

We are striving continually for improved outcomes across the city. We have a strong leadership team and executive team who are at the centre to make these changes happen. We are listening to our communities and our workforce and we are implementing new delivery models, with partnership working strengthening our offer.

Check out our amazing rewards scheme for our permanent opportunities within the Trust, including:

  • Lowest caseloads regionally.
  • Hybrid model of flexible working to suit you work-life balance.
  • Compressed hours - Nine day fortnights.
  • £3,000 incentive payment on joining us if you have up to three years practice experience.
  • Up to £8,000 relocation payment (terms and conditions apply).
  • Reimbursement of your Social Work England (SWE) registration fees.
  • Retention payment of £2,400 for frontline social workers.
  • 29 days holiday, plus bank holidays.