Wednesday 9 February 2022

More than a third of East Riding frontline children’s social worker posts are vacant as fatigued staff leave, including to agencies offering twice as much pay as the council. East RidingCouncil’s Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee heard vacancies in frontline social work teams currently stand at 35 per cent. 

Hollie Troughton, the council’s principal social worker, told the committee the vacancies came as demand was also rising and cases were becoming more complex. Councillors heard rising numbers of social workers had also reported becoming emotionally overwhelmed, with some saying they cried about their cases at least once a fortnight.

Beverley Art Gallery curator Helena Cox plans three more guided tours and talks about the popular exhibition “Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire”, which runs until March 26. The core of the exhibition is a stunning collection of traditional Japanese toys. The free tours will take place a week tomorrow, February 17, at 1pm and 6pm and again on Saturday March 12 at 1pm.

[Full details here]

And finally, Beverley Baptist Church, which has now moved into the former Armstrong’s Social Club, is holding an Open Day for the public this Saturday, from 10am to 3pm. Now known as the Armstrong’s Centre, it includes a large function room and cafe alongside a dedicated prayer and quiet space.

[More information here]