Social Work Bridgend
01656 642346
English / Cymraeg
What we’re about

What we’re about

Our vision

We have a clear and simple vision for this council, that is, always to act as ‘One council working together to improve lives’.

We have specifically identified three outcomes that will be our focus over the coming years. These outcomes are intended to improve the quality of life of people in the county while significantly changing the nature of the council:

Supporting a successful economy Helping people to become more self-reliant Smarter use of resources
A successful, sustainable and inclusive economy that will be supported by a skilful, ambitious workforce. Individuals and families that will be more independent and less reliant on traditional Council services. A Council that has lean, robust processes and a skilful workforce.

A supported third/community sector with the opportunity to take on services that meet citizens’ needs.


Children’s Services

We do this by working with families to bring about change so that parents and carers are able to provide good parenting, firm boundaries and emotional warmth allowing children to develop skills and resilience in a safe environment.

We are committed to supporting children to remain within their family wherever possible. Where this is not possible we seek to provide high quality care within family settings, as near to home as possible and to maintain links with birth family whenever this is in the child’s best interests.

To bring about change in difficult and challenging surroundings requires skilled and confident social workers who are supported by good management, supervision and learning opportunities.

Our vision

Simply, our vision is to help all children and young people to:

  • thrive and make the best use of their talents
  • live healthy and safe lives
  • be confident and caring individuals
  • know and receive their rights
  • We believe that children must come first, quality outcomes are what count, and place great importance on early intervention and prevention.

Our core values

  • Always act in the best interest of the child
  • Create safety and stability for our children
  • Recognise the importance of family and work with them to find solutions
  • Only intervene in family life when we need to (i.e. we understand what we are doing and why we are doing it)

We will continuously focus on improving our practice so that everything we do, we do well!

Bridgend is the place to do social work!