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Sunderland Together for Children - About Us

Together for Children delivers children’s services across Sunderland.

Established in April 2017, we are owned by Sunderland City Council but controlled by an independent board to ensure operational independence.

We deliver high quality, modern and responsive services that improve the lives of children and their families in Sunderland, bringing commercial skills to public service delivery.

We have a strong desire to provide excellent services and believe that working in partnership is essential for ensuring children and their families get the services that they need.

The fact that we’re new and developing all the time means that there is no better time to join us. We offer real opportunities to work creatively and differently in the provision of our services for children and young people.

What we do

Early Help - early help services provide targeted support to children, young people and families at the earliest point of need.

Social Care - social care services provide support to children in need of help and protection.

Education - our services support schools in relation to curriculum development and school leadership as well as providing support and challenge for school improvement and effectiveness.

Quality, Performance Improvement and Resources – ensuring that our services consistently improve and that standards are maintained.

What you can expect from us?

We offer competitive salaries, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and a range of enhanced occupational benefits. There are also flexible working arrangements to support you in maintaining that important work life balance.

We promote a supportive and friendly working environment and value the contribution of each member of staff. We know that the services we provide can make for a challenging working day but as part of our ongoing plans we are committed to providing all our staff with leadership and support, including manageable caseloads and more efficient ways of working.

“The one thing that stuck out for me on joining ‘Together for Children’ was the friendly and optimistic outlook that everyone has. People care here and want to make a difference and that’s apparent from the top down. I like that because it’s new you can put your own stamp on things from the off. All ideas are welcome and that, for me, makes it a great place to work.”

Work for us!

Are you passionate about making a difference to children's lives? If so, then think about joining our team and being part of Together for Children’s journey to excellence.

This is a unique opportunity to join us at the start of an exciting and innovative programme of change as we shape and develop our new dedicated children's company.

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