Top Social Workers meet in Southern Trust

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
The most Senior Social Workers from across Northern Ireland have come together in the Southern Trust for the first in a round of ‘Meet the Director’ events. trust12 Executive Directors of Social Work from all Health and Social Care Trusts will be meeting with social care staff throughout Northern Ireland in the coming weeks to help promote and realise the new 10 year Regional Social Work Strategy – Improving and Safeguarding Social Wellbeing. Hosting the first in the series, Executive Director of Social Work for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Paul Morgan said, “In the Southern area we have around 600 social work staff working across hospital and community services, with adults, young people and children to help improve their lives, individually, as families and throughout communities. “This includes protecting vulnerable people from harm or abuse, supporting people to live independently and acting as advocates and directing people to services that they may need. trust11“My Executive colleagues and I are keen to hear first-hand from staff about the issues that affect them so that we can ensure the best outcomes for all vulnerable clients who need our services right across Northern Ireland,” Paul added. Discussions at the event included, Innovation, Research, Bureaucracy and Promoting the Social Work Profession. Paul added, “We are greatly encouraged to see so many staff committed to their profession by taking part in this event and sharing their views. The Social Work strategy offers a great opportunity to motivate, empower and energise our profession by sharing best practice and overcoming the challenges we face together. “This continuous improvement in Social Work not only benefits us as professionals but more importantly will promote much better social outcomes for our patients and clients.”
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