Celebrating World Social Work Day

Posted by: Press Team on 17 March 2023 12:52

The efforts of social workers will be highlighted next Tuesday (21 March) when the Council will mark World Social Work Day.

The awareness day is an opportunity to champion the extraordinary work of social workers, raise the visibility of social care services for the future of societies and to defend social justice and human rights. 

Councillor Adam Ellison, Lead Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: "Social workers do exceptional things for the most vulnerable in our society, demonstrating compassion and empathy on a daily basis.

"World Social Work Day is an important day for people to come together and give collective recognition for the tireless work social workers do day in, day out, to support those who need it the most."

Councillor Anne Hetherington, Lead Member for Independence and Wellbeing, said: "Social workers do an amazing job, often in challenging circumstances, to make a  positive difference to so many people's lives.

"The extraordinary work that they do helps us achieve our ambition of helping everyone in South Tyneside to be healthy and well throughout their lives."

In addition to celebrating the work social workers do, the Council is also keen to highlight how rewarding a career in social work can be. To find out more visit https://www.basw.co.uk/ or https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/

To view the opportunities at South Tyneside Council, visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/socialworkerjobs or contact Pam McArdle, Principal Social Worker, Children and Families, at  Pamela.mcardle@southtyneisde.gov.uk  or Jeanette Penman, Principal Social Worker for Adults at jeanette.penman@southtyneside.gov.uk for an informal chat.



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