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Social Workers Day – lest we forget

Filed under: General — Bruce S @ 8:25 pm Wed 24th September 2014

Courtesy of YAHOO NEWS – Comments were disabled (no surprises there)

Social Workers Day a time to celebrate – PSA
PSA, Fuseworks September 24, 2014, 7:49 pm

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession.

Glenn Barclay, PSA acting national secretary, said “social workers help countless New Zealanders every year,” “The PSA is proud of what our social work members do to help improve the lives of people across the country. “As the union for social workers, we represent over a thousand highly skilled and hardworking people who are passionate about helping people thrive. “Social workers do their jobs in a wide variety of settings, including District Health Boards; Child, Youth and Family, and across the community sector. “This year is the 50th anniversary of ANZASW, and we’re proud to work alongside them to help social workers do their best. “Thank you to all social workers, we truly value your skills, expertise and passion,” said Glenn Barclay.

Surely Barclay wasn’t referring to CYFS was he? Improving “the lives of people across the country”; maybe improving the lot for employees of CYFS but certainly not the children and families who have had to suffer their PC, bureaucratic and autocratic intolerance.

Social workers day – surely a day to forget.

One Response to “Social Workers Day – lest we forget”

  1. julie says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Social workers are like the police.

    Can you imagine ‘police day’, hehehe

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