World Social Work Day 2018

It is World Social Work Day 2018 today.

Launched in 1983, the event is a time for all those involved in the profession to unite, celebrate and promote the sector’s important work all over the world.

In line with the theme set up last year, World Social Work Day this year us promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability.

Social Media Promotion

Get involved by using Twitter and Facebook to celebrate social work. You can tweet with the hashtags #WSWD2018 and #UKsocialwork. Remember to tag any tweets with @OurCSWM with #CSWM.

World Social Work Day activity across Yorkshire & Humber 

Our social works teams across Yorkshire & Humber are actively supporting world social work day.

Barnsley: celebration event

In Barnsley, they will be hosting their own World Social Work Day celebration from 1:00pm-2:30pm, at Priory Campus, Pontefract Rd, Lundwood, Barnsley S71 5HS.

North East Lincolnshire: social work quiz

In North East Lincolnshire they will be hosting a social work quiz to celebrate World Social Work Day. The quiz will begin at 11am, in the West Wing on the 2nd Floor, with teams of 4-5 people. Prizes will be given out for 1st, 2nd and 4rd place. To add this event to your calendar, follow this link.

North Yorkshire: social work best practice conference

North Yorkshire will be holding a Best Practice Conference. The event will run from 9:00am-4:00pm at Lakeside Conference Centre, Sand-Hutton.  The day will cover a number of topics, including The Power of Significant People with Luke Rogers and the presentation of Best Practice Awards.

Calderdale: children’s and adult social care joint celebration

Calderdale is celebrating its children’s and adult’s social workers for World Social Work Day!

We have received fantastic nominations from a wide range of teams and services, including foster carers and young people.

The accounts of our staff ‘going the extra mile’, of their huge commitment to the people we serve, and their professionalism have been wonderful and inspiring.

We thought it important to highlight the often unsung heroes who work so hard to provide our services.

We feel absolutely privileged to have such dedicated staff.

Our ‘Why I became a social worker’ competition has also produced some moving as well as hilarious accounts!

It’s good for us all to reflect on our journey into the profession, and our journey since.

We send best wishes to our colleagues across the region.

Leeds & Wakefield Teaching Partnership conference

Leeds & Wakefield TP will be running a WSWD conference on Global issues in Social Work – New Challenges and Perspectives. For further details, keep an eye on Twitter @OurCSWM and @LWSocialWork

Other World Social Work Day Activities

Social Workers Union Celebrating World Social Work Day

To celebrate World Social Work Day, the Social Workers Union are holding a competition with prizes of a £500 grant for Social Work students currently on assignment. The grants will be given to the four students who can write the most compelling argument for how the profession can solve austerity.

Those wishing to participate should forward their completed assignments to between March 20th and June 11th 2018. The assignments should be accompanied by a cover letter detailing the candidates name, address, University, year of study and academic tutor (if appropriate).

For further information click here.

BASW Photo Competition

To highlight the range of talent in the social work sector, BASW are holding a photo competition. Members are invited to send photographs they’ve taken that relate to Promoting Community & Environmental Sustainability. Entries will be on display at BASW’s World Social Work Day Events on the 20th March 2018. Entries have now closed, but winners will be picked on WSWD and have their photo printed in Professional Social Work.

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