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What’s on for Social Service Professionals

SACSSP’S Important Dates

2 January: Date for payment of annual fees

31 March: Final date for payment of annual fees

Meetings

29 and 30 November 2021: 63rd meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions (Council)

CPD: Closing dates for submission of applications by CPD providers

Stakeholder engagements

There no upcoming stakeholder engagements

Significant international days and events for social service professionals

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

4 November 2021 (first Thursday in November): International day against violence and bullying at school including cyberbullying

16 November: International Day for Tolerance

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

1 December: World Aids Day

3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 December: International Human Rights Day

Please also see Notices of events and Advertisements for more specific information.

World Social Work Day

ABOUT WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

World Social Work Day is a celebration under the auspices of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) that aims to highlight the achievements of social work, to raise the visibility of social services for the future of societies, and to defend social justice and human rights. Every year, World Social Work Day is celebrated the third Tuesday of March, and has become a highpoint in the social work calendar with social workers all over the world celebrating and promoting the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society. Read more about the history of World Social Work Day here.

WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY 2021

Theme: Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness

Posters: The SACSSP translated the WSWD 2019 poster into all 11 official languages of South Africa. Click on the link below to download the posters in all 11 languages in pdf version.

WSWD2021 Posters (English, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and  isiZulu)

Jpeg versions can be found under Gallery

Messages:

Download the messages of support from Council and the Professional Boards here.

Media statement: See Media Statements

Around the world: Find out more about the celebration of World Social Work Day 2021 around the world

  • International Federation of Social Workers(IFSW)
  • 37th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations in New York 16 March 2021 from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT (19h30 South African time). The virtual attendance of this event is Free.

WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY 2020

Theme: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships

Posters: The SACSSP translated the WSWD 2020 poster into all 11 official languages of South Africa. Click on the link below to download the posters in all 11 languages in pdf version.

WSWD2020 Posters (English, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and  isiZulu)

Jpeg versions can be found under Gallery

Messages:

Download the messages of support from Council and the Professional Boards here.

Media statement: See Media Statements

Around the world: Find out more about the celebration of World Social Work Day 2021 around the world

  • International Federation of Social Workers(IFSW)

WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY 2019

Theme: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships

Posters: The SACSSP translated the WSWD 2019 poster into all 11 official languages of South Africa. Click on the link below to download the posters in all 11 languages in pdf version.

WSWD2019 Posters (English, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa and  isiZulu)

Jpeg versions can be found under Gallery

Messages:

Download the messages of support from Council and the Professional Boards here.

Media statement: See Media Statements

Around the world: Find out more about the celebration of World Social Work Day 2021 around the world

  • International Federation of Social Workers(IFSW)
Disclaimer: The SACSSP publishes the information on this page as open source public links in the interest of directing registered social service professionals and other stakeholders to a diverse range of sources in support of their professional interests. The SACSSP does not necessarily endorse the organisations or websites published here, neither should it be assumed to.

International Child and Youth Care Workers’ Week

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS WEEK

International Child and Youth Care Workers’ Week is celebrated across the globe on the first full week of May primary led by professional associations across the world, for example the NACCW in South Africa. During this International Child and Youth Care Workers’ Week child and youth care workers worldwide stand together to advance a common annual global message in celebration of the role of the profession.

INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS WEEK 2021

Theme: Child and youth care workers: Champions of hope in challenging times

Posters: Click on the link below to download pdf version of the 2021 poster.

Cycweek2021 poster (portrait)

Jpeg versions can be found under Gallery

Messages:

Download the messages of support from Council and the Professional Boards here.

Media statement: See Media Statements

INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS WEEK 2020

Theme: Making Moments Meaningful

Posters: Click on the link below to download pdf version of the 2020 poster.

Cycweek2020 poster

Jpeg versions can be found under Gallery

Messages:

Download the messages of support from Council and the Professional Boards here.

Media statement: See Media Statements

INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS WEEK 2019

Theme: I am, because you are

Posters: Click on the link below to download pdf version of the 2019 poster.

Cycweek2019 poster

Jpeg versions can be found under Gallery

Messages:

Download the messages of support from Council and the Professional Boards here.

Media statement: See Media Statements

Disclaimer: The SACSSP publishes the information on this page as open source public links in the interest of directing registered social service professionals and other stakeholders to a diverse range of sources in support of their professional interests. The SACSSP does not necessarily endorse the organisations or websites published here, neither should it be assumed to.

SACSSP Events

The following events are (were) organised or endorsed by the SACSSP

2021

Honouring social service professionals during the time of covid-19

Letter for Registrar

COVID-19 Vaccine rollout

13 September 2021: SACSSP webinar on vaccination hesitancy and social service professionals

Also see National and international events

If you want to advertise an event (including training, workshops, meetings or special events) here, please consult the SACSSP’s Rate Card or send an enquiry to communications@sacssp.co.za

National and International Events

Information on national and international events will be published here with the links to the respective websites. These are selected based on information available and appropriateness for social service professionals.

The type of events in this section are conferences, symposia, seminars, webinars, workshops, and similar:

  • That are free of charge for participants, or
  • Charge a fee and advertised with the SACSSP to have it published on this page. These are clear indicated as ADVERT.

Also see Advertisements and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

SOUTH AFRICA

1 to 3 September 2021: Online International Online Social Work Conference: Pandemics, poverty and inequality: Social work in the 21st century

FREE. Registration required

The Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI) hosted in association with the  Department of Social Work (University of Zululand), Association for the Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA), International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP), South African Student Social Workers Association (SASSWA) and National Department of Social Development the first online International Social Work Conference from 1 to 3 September 2021 under the theme “Pandemics, poverty and inequality: Social work in the 21st century”.

INTERNATIONAL

17 November 2021: Ending corporal punishment in the early years of childhood: an essential right and need of young children

FREE. Registration required

Hosted by the Early Childhood Development Action Network and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, this webinar offers an opportunity to learn more about the prevalence and impacts of corporal punishment in early life, to hear about global progress towards prohibiting and eliminating corporal punishment in the early years, including examples of good practice, and to discuss strategies for ending corporal punishment as a priority for promoting the rights and wellbeing of young children and supporting the development of peaceful and strong societies. Register and find out more here:

https://www.end-violence.org/events/ending-corporal-punishment-early-years-childhood-essential-right-and-need-young-children    

Please note the information of any national and international events published here will be archived within 6 months after the date it was held.

If you want to advertise a conference, symposium or seminar here, please consult the SACSSP’s Rate Card or send an enquiry to communications@sacssp.co.za

Disclaimer: The SACSSP publishes the information on this page as open source public links in the interest of directing registered social service professionals and other stakeholders to a diverse range of sources in support of their professional interests. The SACSSP does not necessarily endorse the organisations or websites published here, neither should it be assumed to.

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