Thank You Social Workers!


Thousands of social workers and supporters from the social work sector joined us for a special event on November 26th 2020 to say thank you to social workers for everything they’ve done this year; supporting communities on the frontline and helping people deal with the impact of social, economic and health issues in 2020.


This original event is available to view on-demand now. Inspired by our Social Work Stories project, it features heartfelt stories of experiences throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and how social workers have adapted their practice to support vulnerable people in these challenging times.


Thank you to all our generous sponsors for making this event possible and to everyone contributing their stories and reflections to this event.


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The event was hosted by TV and Radio presenter Judi Love and our Trustee James Rook, CEO at Sanctuary Personnel. It covers perspectives in Adult Social Work, Children’s Social Work, Mental Health Social Work and Student and Newly Qualified Social Work.


Featuring guest messages from several famous faces and a special practice improvement podcast, the event runs for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.


You can also see the latest blogs and follow us on Twitter @socialworkaward for more.


Thank you to all those doing essential work at this time. We acknowledge each and every social worker and the multi-agency teams for your commitment to bringing resilience and hope to individuals and communities โ€“ please keep safe and well.


The Social Worker of the Year Awards is a registered charity established in 2006 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of social workers, promote social work and incentivise individuals and teams in the social work profession to achieve excellence.






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Read her story here >