VCF partners with HCL Social Care to promote best practice in children’s social care
HCL Social Care, a division of HCL Workforce Solutions, has been the UK’s leading supplier of qualified social workers and social care professionals for over 20 years. HCL’s partnership with VCF is based on a shared commitment to promoting best practice in children’s social care.
HCL’s Managing Director, Gary Chatfield is clear about the responsibility of HCL Social Care to continually enhance the reputation of social workers in the sector. “We aim to achieve this with an unwavering commitment to providing Continuing Professional Development to all our locums. Our consultants build strong relationships with our candidates which enables us to be confident we are placing the best people for the job. We are excited about our partnership with VCF because the work they undertake is so closely linked to what we strive to offer our clients and candidates”
Commenting on the partnership, VCF Director, Mor Dioum said “we are delighted that VCF has been chosen as HCL Social Care’s charity partner for 2014. Together we can progress our aims to raise the profile of good social care practice through proper selection and training of staff at all levels, to achieve more positive outcomes for children and families”
For VCF, good social work is at the heart of – and enhances – the child protection system, and a key driver for long-term best practice is getting recruitment right, alongside opportunities to address and maintain development needs for all practitioners, particularly locum staff who will bring a consistent approach to their work across boroughs and local authorities with whom they work, as a result of ongoing training built into HCL’s recruitment package.
VCF continues to call for greater management support for social care staff who often work in adverse environments to provide help and protection to children, and a commitment to resourcing the frontline with practitioners who are able to deliver positive outcomes for children and families, alongside their multi-agency peers.
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