About Us

Waltham Forest’s Families Directorate is a forward-thinking, visionary place to work. We are extremely ambitious and have developed a strong vision for the future. Right now we want to push ahead to the next level, striving for excellence whilst building on the progress we’ve already made.

Our ambitions reflect the Council’s plans for the borough as a whole. Following the 2012 Olympics there are a lot of exciting developments in Waltham Forest. Our ‘Creating a Better Place’ agenda will see £160 million worth of regeneration in 2013 alone. The Council’s mission is to protect and improve our assets while actively looking at ways we can regenerate Brownfield sites, improve our housing stock and enhance our town centres. With the help of partner agencies, the street scene is being revamped, parks are being restored and leisure facilities upgraded.

So, how are we going to achieve our ambitions for our Families Directorate? Firstly, we’re investing to raise standards. Already our Children’s and Adults’ social services have been brought together under our Families Directorate. While we remain two distinct services, we are working together as a cohesive, collaborative and supportive team. Our people receive relevant, high quality training, leading to tangible development opportunities. On top of this, we are continuing to make improvements to the IT infrastructure to enable Social Workers to focus on the task of Social Work.

Our ambitions have received exceptional corporate support from the wider Council. We are relentlessly focused on improving outcomes for vulnerable adults, children and families, who are at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to employ high calibre social work professionals to join our workforce and embark on the journey towards excellence with us. It is going to be challenging, exciting and rewarding. If you are up for this challenge, join us.

Council Corporate Structure

Council Priorities 2012-2014

Our Core Values

Project 2013 - Six Month Progress Summary (July 2013)