Dear IFSW members and friends,
I am glad to forward you the following message on behalf of IFSW Secretariat and on behalf of David Jones, Chair of the Research Steering Group on the First ever Global Survey of the Working Conditions of Social Workers
Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions
HELP YOUR MEMBERS TO HAVE A VOICE IN THE FIRST EVER
GLOBAL SURVEY OF THE WORKING CONDITIONS OF SOCIAL WORKERS
IFSW will be giving the survey a final push on social media next week. This is your chance to make sure that your country is well represented in the results of the survey. As the Chair of the Research Steering Group, I am asking all member organisations to encourage their members to actively participate. Please forward this message to your members using email, newsletters and social media.
This is the last opportunity for social workers to complete the first-ever global overview of the working conditions of social workers, aiming to shine a spotlight on the everyday working environments of social workers around the world.
COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE
The chief researcher, Jermaine Ravalier, said "First of all I would like to thank all 1500 (or so) social workers from across the world for taking part in this project so far. The aim of this project is to look into working conditions at a global level, and to demonstrate the fantastic work that social workers do around the world despite often difficult working conditions. The more people that take part in this project, the more influence we can have across the world to improve social worker working conditions, so please - take part!"
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is leading a long-term, global campaign, working closely with national member organisations, to improve the working conditions and environment of social workers.
A core element of the campaign is research to gain the first-ever global overview of the working conditions of social workers, aiming to shine a spotlight on the everyday working environments of social workers around the world.
Working through IFSW member organisations and social media, a pilot global study of social workers was launched in November 2019. Social workers everywhere are invited to complete the online survey, which is available in several languages.
The research is being undertaken in a partnership between IFSW and Bath Spa University Centre for Health and Cognition (in association with Ulster University Social Work Department). The first report will be published in 2020 and launched at the global social work conference in Calgary, Canada in July 2020.
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