This year’s World Social Work Day is themed around human relationships and the key role they play in social work practice. As a people-focussed profession, building supportive relationships with people is at the heart of what we do.


It’s not just relationships within families that help them to thrive – the relationships professionals develop are key. As a project, CSWM has always been all about building and maintaining good relationships between social work teams across our region. Supporting each other, sharing new insights and best practice is part of our pledge to social workers because this creates conditions where we can make sure children and young people get the time and support they need.


Our colleagues across Yorkshire & the Humber are marking World Social Work Day with a range of activities that celebrate the

Central and West Pods – Calderdale’s Team of the Year

importance of relationships in social work practice – along with lots of cake! Here are some of the ways colleagues will be celebrating:

  • Holding a group session to acknowledge practitioners who have been nominated by young people, families or colleagues for their outstanding work
  • Creating “social worker survival kits” for the office
  • Writing advice for their younger selves, which will be used in inductions for new staff
  • Listening to a performance from a choir composed of young people in care and care leavers
  • Hearing from young people about how strong relationships with social work practitioners have benefitted them
  • Gathering staff to watch and discuss a webinar (with coffee and cake, of course)


Clodagh Wall – Calderdale’s Student of the Year!

If you’re a social worker and you’re doing something special for World Social Work Day, let us know on Twitter (@OurCSWM) using the hashtag #WSWD2020




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