What I wish I’d known before becoming a care-experienced social worker

This blog was written by Steven, a care-experienced social worker and IMO contributor. For more insights into social work and the care system, follow Steven on Twitter. I’ve been involved with social workers since the day I was born. I first started to think about pursuing a career in social work whilst studying my undergraduate […]

Get a paid internship in the Civil Service

Do you want to work and gain experience supporting a government department near to where you live? The 2019 Civil Service Care Leaver Internship scheme is now accepting applications, and provide paid internships at two levels; Administrative Officer (typical salary £17,400 per annum); you will be working in a supporting administrative role with no line […]

My day at the Department for Education

The Takeover Challenge puts children and young people into real-life decision-making positions in organisations. Children gain a valuable insight and gain experience of a workplace, while organisations benefit from a fresh perspective on their work. I recently got the opportunity to visit the Department for Education and take over the role of Emran Mian, the […]

Volunteer Police Cadets: Adventure, community and a CV they’ll salute you for

When we speak to teenagers about the police they sometimes tell us that they don’t trust them. Some kids feel that the police target them unfairly and there is a “them against us” mentality. But teenagers have also told us that they want to see more police out and about to make them feel safer. […]

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