One of the aims of the new Children’s Trust is to make Sandwell the “employer of choice within the region and reduce the over dependence on agency and newly qualified staff.”
Twelve months after the Government began their intervention in Sandwell the number of agency workers is at an all time high, costing £400,000 each month (almost £5million a year!).
The staffing crisis in Children’s social care remains which is why the trade unions have presented management with a 12 point plan to resolve it.
At the time of writing we are awaiting a formal response.
If Sandwell is to become the “employer of choice” then the warm words from management need to be turned in action. See our 12 point plan attached.