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Coventry Social Workers celebrate World Social Work Day

Published Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Coventry Social Workers are celebrating World Social Work Day by reaffirming what social work means to them.

The day is celebrated the world over to highlight the great work social workers do and the difference they make to other people’s lives.

Coventry’s Principal Social Worker for adults, Andrew Errington, wanted staff to think about and write down what social work meant to them and/or what being a social worker really means..

Some of the examples can be found on the Flickr feed at the bottom of the page.

Andrew said: “Social work can mean different things to different people, it’s such a diverse profession. It can seem like a thankless job at times but it can also be the most rewarding job.

“For today’s celebration I wanted our social workers to tell us what it means to them and I think the responses are honest and heart-warming.”

The Council will also be tweeting some of the social workers’ thoughts with the hashtag #WSWD17

Cllr Ed Ruane, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I’m thankful every day for the work our social workers do, often in the most difficult circumstances.”

Cllr Faye Abbot, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “In Coventry we are always striving to recruit and retain the very best social workers as we know the importance of what they do.”

To coincide with the day the Adult Principal Social Work Network of England has produced an e-book of powerful blogs entitled ‘Reflections at the heart of social work’. You can read it here

If you are interested in applying to be a social worker in Coventry have a look at

World Social Work Day 2017

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