The Community Care website shows Waltham Forest as being third in the country for its social worker vacancy rate. In fact Waltham Forest is top of the vacancy league table for Children’s Services and 8th in the country for Adult Services.
We believe that this is due to Waltham Forest being only one of three boroughs in London that has done away with Essential Car User Allowance. We also understand that Waltham Forest might be the lowest paying authority in London for social workers and we are concerned that the reputation of the authority in social work circles could be at an all-time low.
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