Establishment of Social Work Veteran Forum
The Northern Cape Department of Social Development is currently in the process to establish a Social Work Veteran Forum for the Northern Cape.
This process was initiated by the National Department of Social Development in December 2010, as a way of addressing the dire shortage of Social Workers and resulting service delivery gaps.
The Department is seeking the support of retired/veteran Social Workers in assisting and guiding (mentoring and coaching)of newly appointed Social Workers, as well as supervision services, especially in dealing with the Foster Care backlogs and Social Work Administration.
A meeting to establish the Frances Baard District Social Work Veteran Forum is planned for April 26, 2012 at 14:00 at the boardroom at the Court Building on the 4thFloor .Retired or veteran Social Workers, willing to assist could contact Ms.Elize Moorcroft at 053 – 836 6960.
The Department further plan to launch the Provincial Social Work Veterans Forum on May 3, 2012. A representative of this forum will serve on the National Social Work Veterans Forum. The National Department of Social Development is also in the process to develop a database of Social Work Veterans. Kindly submit your details in order to assist in building a caring society, together!
The media is kindly requested to publish the above-mentioned advisory
Manager : Communications
Department of Social Development