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Five year Children's Services workforce plan announced by Manchester City Council.

Manchester City Council has launched a new workforce strategy which includes plans to retain and attract ‘talented’ social workers.

The proposals, which were recently agreed by Council executive will see payment of a £2,000 bonus to Level 1 social workers once they have completed 2 years service at the council.

A supplement of £5,487 will also be paid to advanced social workers and team managers for training and professional development.

Councillor Garry Bridges, executive member for Children’s Services said “This strategy is all about attracting and retaining the best staff to do a hugely important job. Keeping experienced and talented social workers in Manchester will provide the best support and advocacy for the city’s most vulnerable children.

The fact that despite a decade of austerity and continuing financial pressures we are investing in children’s services, not making savings, underlines our commitment to our staff and our city’s children.”