Wakefield Council celebrates World Social Work Day

Wakefield Council is marking World Social Work Day 2022 (15 March) by celebrating the contribution the profession makes to local communities and families across the district.

World Social Work Day 2022 is an 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.

The theme of this year’s World Social Work Day is ´Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind´ and 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. 

Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings

Videos of adult social care staff, and the people they support, will be featured on the Council’s social media pages throughout the day, to shine a spotlight on the incredible work done by adult social care services across Wakefield. The short videos have been produced by Wakefield Council with the independent care sector and capture the experiences of adult social care staff – providing some reminders of why it is such a fulfilling career and highlighting the range of roles and responsibilities available that make a real difference to people’s lives.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty and Health, said: “We are extremely proud of our social workers and the huge contribution they make to our local communities. This day is to recognise that invaluable contribution they make, day in and day out, and to celebrate their achievements.

“We thank all our social workers for everything they do and the difference it makes to supporting families across our district.

“There really has never been a better time to join our social work team, so if you think it could be the career for you, please find out more on our website.”

Margaret Isherwood smiling
Cllr Margaret Isherwood

The Council will also be celebrating children’s social workers on the day, who are being recognised for their fantastic achievements over the past year, including the transformation of children’s services and the recent Good with Outstanding Leadership Ofsted judgement.

Cllr Margaret Isherwood, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “This is a brilliant day to celebrate our dedicated staff and for them to look back and reflect on their hard work in transforming our children’s services – they should be incredibly proud of themselves.”

For anyone who is interested in a career as social worker, find out more about this rewarding career and working for the Council here.

To find out more about World Social Work Day, visit World Social Work Day