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World Social Work Day 2022: BASW to host programme of activities throughout March

Every year BASW UK is proud to stand together with social workers across the world to mark World Social Work Day, which this year is on Tuesday 15 March

Every year BASW UK is proud to stand together with social workers across the world to mark World Social Work Day, which this year is on Tuesday 15 March.

As the UK’s independent voice of social work, we are delighted to host a full month of activities and events to promote and celebrate our profession - and to pay tribute to social workers across the UK and the world.

Over the last year, social workers around the world have been working selflessly and tirelessly to support people and communities - all in the midst of a global pandemic. The month of March is an opportunity for us to show our gratitude to all social workers, both in the UK and globally - as well as champion our profession and the amazing work social workers do every day of the year.

World Social Work Day 2022: ‘Co-building a New Eco-Social World - Leaving No One Behind’

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) theme for World Social Work Day 2022 is Co-building a New Eco-Social World - Leaving No One Behind. The theme reflects a vision of new global values, policies and practices that develop trust, security and confidence for all people around the world – as well as the sustainability of the planet.

World Social Work Day 2022 will be a highlight opportunity for the social work profession to engage all our networks and the community we 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 Month: Programme outline

BASW national teams will each be leading a week of events and activities through the month of March:

  • Week 1: BASW Cymru will be hosting a special event on St. David’s Day, exploring the history and heritage of social work across Wales.
  • Week 2: BASW England has several exciting events planned, across a range of themes including social work during disasters, social work and the climate crisis and how social workers can better understand and harness the power of lived experience.
  • Week 3: BASW Northern Ireland and IASW are co-hosting what promises to be a fascinating event – ‘Infringement of fundamental freedoms: The legacy of Brexit in Ireland’ – with special guest Daniel Holder from the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).
  • Week 4: SASW will be leading activities in the final week of World Social Work Month, where we'll also be looking back at, and reflecting on, the month as a whole.
  • BASW UK is hosting an event to explore this year’s theme – Co-building a New Eco-Social World - Leaving No One Behind – through a UK-wide lens. This event will take place on World Social Work Day itself (Tuesday 15 March).
  • Supporters of social work from around the UK will also be paying tribute to the profession across the month of March – keep an eye on our social media channels for special messages from key supporters and public figures.

Book your place now - BASW NI event as part of World Social Work Month 2022

SWU essay competition

To mark World Social Work Month, the Social Workers Union (SWU) will be running an essay competition for social work students – with four winning entries receiving a £500 grant.

Supporters of social work from around the UK will also be paying tribute to the profession across the month of March – keep an eye on our social media channels for special messages from a range of stakeholders and supporters.

Amazing Social Workers

We’re delighted to announce that our Amazing Social Workers campaign, launched as part of World Social Work Month 2021, will take place again this year.

The Amazing Social Workers campaign is a unique opportunity for us to recognise and share the accomplishments of social workers across the UK.

We’ll be opening the nomination process in the very near future – everyone shortlisted as an Amazing Social Worker will have a special profile on our website.

 

World Social Work Month 2022: more details to be released soon!