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To consider a report of the Director of
Children’s Services providing an overview of the Principal
Social Worker role.
The Panel considered the report
of the Director of Children’s Services with an overview of
the roles and responsibilities of the Hampshire Children and
Families Principal Social Worker (PSW).
In response to Members’
questions, it was confirmed that:
- Exit interviews with
social work officers leaving the organisation were always carried
out through the workforce development team and the feedback was
collated. A six monthly report containing this information was
reviewed by the management team.
- New social workers
who have transferred to Hampshire from other Local Authorities
generally observed how the ‘Hampshire approach’ was
different and refreshing to that which they had experienced
- The role of the PSW
linked into Children’s Services Departmental Management Team
(CSDMT) through the Assistant Director for Children and
- Ensuring the
wellbeing of staff, whilst challenging due to different ways of
working throughout the pandemic, was of utmost importance.
Participating in regional and national networks to share how other
Local Authorities were working and to collaborate on best practice
enabled the Hampshire team to continue to review and develop their
The Panel congratulated the PSW
on the ever evolving role and for establishing innovative and
That the Children and Families
Advisory Panel notes the role and work of the Hampshire Children
and Families Principal Social Worker.