What our staff say

Here in Hampshire, we know that our staff are our greatest asset – and our Senior Leadership Team’s appreciation of our workforce was credited by Ofsted in our most recent inspection.

We pride ourselves on having built a happy, versatile workforce, equipped with the right skills and technology to really make a difference to Hampshire’s most vulnerable children and young people.

Hear from our own workforce as to what makes Hampshire one of just a handful of Outstanding local authorities in the country – and such a great place to live and work.

“My hybrid device gives me more flexibility and options in the direct work to I do with children, as I'm able to swap and change between programmes and activities for different children and different needs.”

- Social Worker, CAST 3, Eastleigh and Winchester

“I have been so impressed with the hybrid device and how it’s changed my way of working for the better. I attend a lot of meetings, and being able to easily refer to information on the system while I’m away from my desk has really helped.”

- Assistant Team Manager, Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Team

“The Hampshire Approach reconfirms that a positive outlook and approach has a happier and more energetic emphasis on all involved. Using the young person centred format in case summaries and visits ascertains their achievements, and we can measure how far they have come. For staff, I feel the Hampshire Approach embeds a positive view of working, in turn reducing stress and conflict in the work place."

- Personal Advisor, Care Leavers team

“I really like the new assessment and believe that it is more service user friendly. The new assessment remains family focused and explores on how to build on the family’s strengths in a language in which they understand. It is my view that the new assessment supports the ideology of the new Hampshire’s approach.”

– Newly Qualified Social Worker, Hart and Rushmoor