Social Work News World Social Work Day – 15th March 2022

World Social Work Day takes place on the 15th March 2022. This years theme: ´Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind´ coincides with the theme of the people´s summit that will take place on the 29th June to the 2nd July.

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.  World Social Work Day 2022 will be a highlight opportunity for the social work profession to engage all social work networks and the community they work within to make contributions to the values and principles which enable all people to have their dignity respected through shared futures.

World Social Work Day is celebrated across the world. The 2022 theme has been promoted by social work and now involves extensive global partnerships representing 100s of millions of people.  IFSW President, Silvana Martinez said. ´The Co-building a New Eco-Social World peoples´ summit has brought large and diverse groups together with a common vision and shared starting principles. Collectively we are the largest civil-society organisation comprising the world’s trade unions, health sectors, Faith Invest network, global student bodies, international social work, United Nation’s agencies, social movements, academic networks and many others.  The 2022 World Social Work Day will act as a platform for this initiative, to engage all communities so they can have their say in what kind of collective world they want to live in. I urge all social workers to become involved in this global mass movement for change´.

This year for World Social Work Day 2022, the Partnership is hosting a virtual event which will provide a chance for our Partnership Practice Educators to be celebrated, to engage with key topics and people, to learn, reflect and develop.  The Teaching Partnership recognises the key role that Practice Educators play in ensuring quality social work is taught, practiced and delivered.  The event will include student nominated awards to recognise the commitment and hard work of our Practice Educators.

This years keynote speaker is Dr Suzanne Triggs, a registered social worker for 25 years, whose work centres around exploring the benefits of using coaching within social work, combined with foundation coaching principles and mindfulness-based coaching approaches.

If you are a Practice Educator for the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Teaching Partnership book now for the Practice Educator Event 2022.

To find out more about the summit visit New Eco-Social World website

Learn more about The History of World Social Work Day