The City of Wolverhampton Council will be marking World Social Work Day with a range of events next week.

World Social Work Day, being held on Tuesday 19 March, sees social workers around the globe stand together to advance their common message. This year’s theme is ‘Buen Vivir: Shared Future for Transformative Change’, which is a reminder of the transformative role social workers play in driving positive change and fostering communities that thrive on mutual respect and sustainability.

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

This will include a session with Dominic Watters, who also goes by the name Single Dad Social Work and who uses his own experiences of poverty and being a social worker to help advance discussions about fuel and food insecurity, resulting in his Food is Care campaign. His training module on food insecurity provides best practice for social workers. 

There will also be a reflective session focusing on the power of connection and how social workers use practice models to support relational based approaches. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, 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 enabling social workers to collaborate with one another, learn and to share good practice across Children’s and Adult Services.”

Councillor Chris Burden, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, 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 work jobs available with the City of Wolverhampton Council, please visit Social Work Jobs in Wolverhampton

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