Welcome to Social Worker Blog

Advice, support and guidance for social workers and aspiring social workers


Hello, my name is Lucy, welcome to my blog all about social work. I've been a child protection social worker for a number of years now. I am currently an agency social worker as it allows me to take time off to go travel to various destinations around the world.

Over the years I have struggled to get the information that I wanted about social work but also as an agency social worker too, how it works and what is expected. The aim of my blog is to help others  with similar or different questions to what I had when I have not known the answers.

My intention is to provide an honest account of being a social worker for those interested in making a career out of it or for those who are just starting their career. Whilst I honestly think it can be one of the most rewarding jobs out there, it can also be one of the most challenging.

I hope you find my blog useful If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as  I can. Equally if you have any ideas on topics or areas that you would like me to write about please let me know. You can view a full list of all of the articles I've written by clicking hereIf you have any questions I will do my best to answer them so please do get in touch. I have spoken to many people who are struggling to get a job in social work and I am interested in hearing from you and you're experiences with this.

I've build up some great relationships and will be able to help you find a job in the right area if you're just starting out or looking at joining an agency. Also, if you'd like a general chat about which type of role and which type of team you may prefer in your career I'm happy to help.

Let me help you

Whether you're newly qualified and want advice on which role to go into, need help finding your first social work job, are thinking of going agency or anything else please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I'd be happy to help.