‘I enjoyed being a social worker, but I needed more influence’

“It’s the same thing – it’s that drive to have a bit more influence…and the ability to have a chance to be listened to, and to speak up for vulnerable children and families.”

The new ADCS President Alison Michalska talks about entering social work, becoming a manager, the frontline experiences that have sticked with her and the four priorities for her year in the role.

Alison’s priorities:

  1. To reshape the local authority role in relation to school and education.
  2. To help reduce the number of children sent to care placements long distances from their homes.
  3. To improve sharing of good practice in children’s services.
  4. To press for action on the looming funding crisis in children’s services.

Sounds good. Read the full piece at source: ‘I enjoyed being a social worker, but I needed more influence’

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