Workforce Development


Workforce Development provide the infrastructure for learning to support the continued development of practice of staff working within Suffolk County Council Adult and Community Services and Children and Young People’s Services, as well as those employed in the Private, Voluntary and Independent and Community Care sectors. This includes:

  • Supporting self-directed and practice-based learning
  • Supporting the recruitment, retention and professional development of social care practitioners
  • Developing, commissioning and delivering training
  • Creating on-line resources to support you in your work

We are based on the fourth floor of Lime Block in Endeavour house, and work across the County to support learning. We are always pleased to hear from you so feel free to communicate with us on ( with any questions, suggestions, observations or feedback.

You can read more about the work we do and our priorities for the next two years in the attached WFD Strategy document.


Practice frameworks for SCC staff and the tools you require to implement them
Information around provision for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
Information about face to face and e-learning training currently available.
Information and guidance for those beginning their careers in adults and children's services
Information about funding for Suffolk County Council staff for qualifications and external events
Link to a website explaining how Suffolk is delivering the government's Troubled Families strategy
Information about social work career progression in Suffolk County Council
Information about mental health resources and training
Supporting foster carers, kinship, special guardians and adopters.
Case recording system for Social Work Liquidlogic ContrOCC Portals