County Council to launch week celebrating social work

Celebrating Social Workers Week
Worcestershire County Council is celebrating social workers in the New Year.
Published Thursday, 7th December 2017

Worcestershire County Council will be shining the spotlight on Social Workers this coming January, during a week of events designed at celebrating the profession.

The event, which will be based at County Hall in Worcester and begins on Monday 15th January, will celebrate the great work Social Workers do, often in difficult circumstances.

There will also be a keynote speaker on the launch day in Siobhan McLean, a social worker turned very successful author. 

During the week, the Council will play host to a Social Worker Awards ceremony, as well as workshops designed to help improve skills and build stronger connections within the County's social work team as a whole, across both Children and Adult departments.

The Social Work Academy will be launched as part of this week-long event. It will be a one-stop-shop for new recruits and experienced social workers to access training and to develop their careers.

Dan Adams, Principal Social Worker at Worcestershire County Council, said: "Social workers do a fantastic job, in what can be at times a particularly difficult and stressful environment. This event aims to help to create positivity around the profession in Worcestershire, whilst allowing our social workers time to reflect on their actions and achievements".

Diane Asamoah, a Principal Social Worker for Adult Social Care, added:

"This will be a great opportunity to value and thank our Social Workers for their hard work. The week will include workshops giving us a chance to learn, reflect and inspire our practice. We all have busy schedules but this is a time celebrate the ork we do, there will be something for everyone."

Worcestershire County Council, employs around 350 social workers who work together to improve the lives of children and young people in the county and support the county's most vulnerable adults.

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