Social Worker (Referral and Assessment) - Jessica

 "I started working as a Newly Qualified Social Worker in the Referral and Assessment team in Sutton Children's Services in November 2016 and completed my Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) in November 2017.


During this year I have been well supported to develop professionally in my role as a Social Worker. My confidence has grown and I have been able to improve my skills and widen my knowledge within different areas of Social Work. When I came to Sutton I did not feel confident that I was going to be able to work within Statutory Child Protection Services. However with the support of my team and management I now really enjoy my job and I embrace the challenges that come with it, as it is helping me to develop further as a practitioner.


Sutton is a borough that not only works hard to achieve best outcomes for the children but also provides great opportunities and really takes care of the staff. I could not have asked for a better borough to start my Social Work Career”