International Social Care.

International Social Care
International Social Care

Why choose Sanctuary as an international social worker?

If you’re keen to move to the UK for a social work career, you’ve landed in just the right place. As one of the UK's largest health and social care recruitment companies, we’ll confidently find you that perfect job in an area you’d love to live in. After all, there’s not a single social work employer that we do not know.

Best of all, we provide a free wraparound relocation support service that makes your journey to the UK seamless. You’ll be supported at every stage as we guide you on documentation, VISA applications, Social Work England registration, English language testing, accommodation, travel and more.

We’re also here to answer your every question and have created some useful guides, including a list of acronyms commonly used in social care. We really have thought of everything when it comes to supporting you.

Please read more about requirements for overseas workers.

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  • UK-wide coverage

As one of the largest recruiters of social workers in the UK, employers trust us to find suitably qualified international social workers. Supporting more than 160 local authorities at any given time, we recruit for the full range of children’s and adults social work positions.

Over the years, we’ve developed an award-winning reputation for helping to create positive, rewarding places to work and deliver excellent social work.

A dedicated point of contact

One of the first things you notice about Sanctuary is that we take a highly personalised approach to international recruitment. Why? Because it’s important that you feel supported on your journey.

Your dedicated consultant will guide you at every step, from interview to arrival. Most importantly, you’ll never feel under pressure. You’ll only ever be presented with career opportunities that are a great match for you. After all, there is a wide range of roles available. It’s our job to find the perfect one.

Why choose the UK?

The UK has one of the most progressive health and social care systems in the world. As such, it is a great place to practice social work. We know this because we have placed many overseas social workers who have gone on to have exceptionally rewarding careers.

With attractive rates of pay, plenty of opportunity for professional development, and a wide range of roles and locations to choose from, there has never been a better time to relocate to the UK.


Kickstart your UK social work career

Simply upload your CV and our we’ll start the process of matching you to your perfect social work role.