A NEW teaching facility has been opened for social workers who support vulnerable individuals and families in Tenbury and the Teme Valley.

It is to be launched by Worcestershire County Council.

The Social Work Academy will be for social workers who work with both children and adults in Worcestershire.

It will be a one-stop-shop for new recruits and experienced social workers to access training and to develop their careers.

Worcestershire County Council employs around 350 social workers who work together to improve the lives of children and young people in the county and support the county’s most vulnerable adults.

The Social Work Academy is to be launched in the New Year. It will be a comprehensive information hub that all Worcestershire County Council social workers who will be encouraged to use it to enhance their skills and knowledge.

It is designed to enable social workers at all levels of experience to easily access training.

Ken Pollock who represents Tenbury on Worcestershire County Councill, has said that providing high quality services for children and young people is a priority.