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Malawi and Uganda Social Workers Reflect on 2023 Achievements 

The Association of Social Workers in Malawi (ASWIM) and the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) have each has released reports highlighting the significant achievements of the respective organizations in 2023. In 2023, ASWIM saw a remarkable increase in membership, with the...

Exploring Challenges and Support in Social Service Delivery: A Preliminary Funding of Selected Voluntary Welfare Organizations in Malaysia

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are recognised for their contribution to society. This paper aims to provide policymakers, leaders, and social work managers with an initial overview for developing appropriate policies and a better understanding of the sustainability of welfare-related...

Learning Brief: Applying the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting Framework

Changing the Way We Care (CTWWC) was conceived as a design-build initiative, firmly set within a collaborate, learn, adapt (CLA) framework. The initiative understands that care reform is a long and complex process, requiring collaboration between many diverse actors, and that change pathways would...

Educational Videos for Remote Social Work Education

Faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have created a series of videos designed for social work educators highlighting best practices for remote teaching.

Child Safeguarding Online - Addressing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Risks

ISPCAN, in partnership with Child Safe Middle East, presented this 90-minute virtual session that addressed the immense challenges of safeguarding children in the age of Artificial Intelligence.  Our goal for this session was to reach as many professionals, practitioners, organizations, community...

Effective child well-being practices, barriers and priority actions: survey findings from service providers and policymakers in 22 countries during COVID-19

The purpose of this study was to explore 232 service providers’ and policymakers’ experiences of supporting children’s well-being during the pandemic, across sectors, in 22 countries – including Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, India, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the USA, in the last quarter...

Complexities of protecting children from violence during the COVID-19 pandemic: Providers’ and policymakers’ best practices, innovations and challenges in 12 countries

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has put children at an increased risk of neglect, violence and other human rights violations. Despite growing evidence of its impact on child protective services, there has been a dearth of research from low- and middle-income countries. This cross-sectional...

Briefing Paper on the Definition of the Social Service Workforce

This briefing paper, developed by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, provides a formal definition of the social service workforce as well as additional information on the roles, titles, and diversity of the workforce.

Compendium of Case Management Tools and Resources

This Compendium of Case Management Tools and Resources represents the work of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance (Alliance) Case Management Interest Group (CMIG). As a global network, we support the work of the task-focused and result-oriented interest groups of the Alliance members...

Social Service Workforce Strengthening Framework

In a world where too many people face poverty, social exclusion, inequality and social injustice, a strong social service workforce is urgently needed. A well-planned, developed and supported workforce is better able to address the needs and enhance the resources and resilience of at-risk...

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