Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Claire Beattie, Monmouthshire County Council
“Above all, it’s having that passion. It’s seeing that drive and desire in somebody to want to be a Social Worker – to want to do the best they can to support families.”
Thank you Monmouthshire County Council for taking part in this video.
Home Care Worker
Karima has worked as a home care worker for 15 years. Originally from Libya, Karima has a degree in Geology. As a single mother, she first got into care because it gave her the flexibility to care for her child, as well as others.
Care Support Worker
Andrew is a dedicated, intuitive Care Support Worker who enriches and enhances the lives of every child and family he supports. He adapts his approach to every child, using communication tools to understand their thoughts, wishes, feelings and choices.
Residential Support Worker
Kate is a Residential Support Worker and works with her key child to encourage and support her. From day one, Kate has been a consistent figure to her, and her most important role model/guardian.
Sandra and her husband have been foster carers since 2001. As the main carer, Sandra is faced with daily challenges as she ensures that she meets the physical and emotional needs of the child, attends medical appointments and meetings, as well as supports and promotes contact with the birth family.
We work with Children...
As parents across the country juggle working from home with caring for their children, there is increased respect and admiration for early years, childcare and playwork employees who help our children learn, play and develop.
Chief Executive Officer
Jane has worked in various roles and settings within the Early Years sector. Starting out in a voluntary position, she was able to complete her qualifications and Continuing Professional Development training in order to progress her career to her current role, overseeing the delivery of Early Years Wales for the last five and a half years.
Head of Children’s Services
After training as a social worker almost 20 years ago, Darren now works as a senior manager in children’s services for Pembrokeshire County Council. His day to day responsibilities can be challenging but he knows he’s making a difference in his community.
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