The City of Wolverhampton Council will be marking World Social Work Day with a range of events on Tuesday (21 March, 2023).

World Social Work Day sees social workers around the globe stand together to advance their common message. This year, it highlights the theme of ‘respecting diversity through joint social action’ recognising that change happens locally through our diverse communities.

#WSWD2023 provides an opportunity to acknowledge how communities can make powerful actions that lead to inclusive social transformation.

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. 

They include a session with social work academic and author Dr Neil Thomson, who will lead a workshop on anti-discriminatory practice with social workers across Adult and Children’s Services. There will also be a collaborative session with the University of Wolverhampton where students and social workers will come together on international social work and social graces.

Councillor Linda Leach, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, 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 Services.”

Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, added: "We are delighted to be marking World Social Work Day with a week of activities and to be able to recognise the incredible job our social workers do, often in very difficult circumstances, not just on World Social Work Day but indeed every day of the year."

For more information about social work 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 World Social Work Day.