Working with children, young people and families

See what career routes are available in Suffolk working in schools, childcare, community health, social work, adoption and fostering.

Find advice to help you plot your career pathway if you want to join or are already a member of the Children and Young People’s workforce. 

It focuses on careers that support the services provided by Suffolk County Council.

Career resources

Find a list of courses and qualifications for staff in Children’s and Young people's Workforce at Suffolk CPD Online

Contact the Workforce Development Team with any questions about working with children with additional needs.

Community Health

Job roles include health visitors and school nurses.

  • Visit careers in the NHS 
  • Our Community Health workforce adviser can advise you about training, qualifications and continuing professional development. Email admin.wfd@suffolk.gov.uk to discuss about your training needs.

Early years and childcare

  • Our Early Years workforce adviser can advise you about training, qualifications and continuing professional development. Email eyctu@suffolk.gov.uk to discuss your training needs.

Social care and social work recruitment

Visit www.socialworksuffolk.com for information about working in social care with children and young people.


Published on YouTube - Sue Cook, Director for Children and Young People.

Working in social care

Adoption and fostering

Youth support

  • Visit Department of Education for information about qualifications
  • Our Youth Support workforce adviser can advise you on all aspects of training, qualifications and continuing professional development.  Email youthadmin@suffolk.gov.uk to discuss your training needs.

Working in schools

Visit Teach Suffolk to find out what: