Today is World Social Work Day (Tuesday 17 March) – a day to celebrate and recognise social workers for their work within the local community, along with their self-determination and dedication to improving people’s lives. This year’s theme is, ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’.
To celebrate the hard work, commitment and achievements of social workers in our borough, Wokingham Borough Council is taking to social media to raise awareness of the services its staff provide on a daily basis. Throughout the day, videos will be shared showcasing social workers from both the Children’s Services and Adult Social Care.
Social workers support individuals and families through challenging times ensuring vulnerable children and adults are safeguarded from harm, and receive the right level of intervention to support them to improve their lives.
Across the borough, 105 social workers are dedicated to improving the lives of local children and their families. In addition there are 106 social workers who support vulnerable adults in the area.
“It’s a pleasure to celebrate our brilliant staff on World Social Work Day,” said Cllr UllaKarin Clark, executive member for Children’s Services. “I’m proud of the relationships our social workers build with children and their families across the borough. I know they work hard to support families and improve the lives of children and young people ensuring the best possible outcomes are achieved.”
Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to our social workers who demonstrate their dedication to vulnerable adults, day in and day out. It’s a tough job, but the work they do has a real impact on our residents, positively benefiting their lives.”
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