The City of Wolverhampton Council will be marking World Social Work Day with a range of events on Tuesday (15 March).

World Social Work Day sees social workers around the globe stand together to advance their common message. This year, it highlights the concept of Co-building a New Eco-Social World, Leaving No One Behind. 

The theme presents a vision and action plan to create new global values, policies and practices that develop trust, security and confidence for all people, and the sustainability of the planet. 

To mark World Social Work Day the council is promoting a range of events throughout the week to celebrate social work and highlight good practice. 

The highlight will be a collaborative session with the University of Wolverhampton featuring a panel of social workers and social work students reflecting on their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges and opportunities it has brought for practice and the profession. The university will also be sharing research about how services have responded during Covid, specifically around domestic abuse. 

Emma Bennett, the council’s Executive Director of Families, said: "World Social Work Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work social workers do day in, day out, for our city’s adults, children and young people.

“We have arranged a series of activities throughout the week, enabling social workers to collaborate with one another, learn and to share good practice across Children’s and Adult’s Services.”

Jennifer Rogers, Principal Social Worker, added: "Our social workers do an incredible job, often in very difficult circumstances, and it is important that we recognise the vital role they play, not just on World Social Work Day but indeed every day of the year."

For more information about social care jobs available with the City of Wolverhampton Council, please visit A Career in Social Work

For more details about World Social Work Day, organised by the International Federation of Social Workers, please visit International Federation of Social Workers