business meeting 20.09.10.jpgThe Social Workers Council has launched a website with the assistance of UNICEF, in a move aimed at improving the social care service delivery system in the country.

The council, which is responsible for overseeing the registration of all social workers and to regulate all social work in the country, launched its website in the capital this Thursday.

Chairman for the Social Workers Council, Mr Phillip Bohwasi said the website will be a platform for linking up with many social workers who left the country in search of greener pastures, so that they can lure them back.

The website is expected to also improve the generality of the public’s knowledge on issues related to children’s rights and ethics regulating social workers’ practice.

The council’s functions include inquiring into issues of misconduct committed by registered social workers and the supervision and training of social workers among others.

Social workers deal with the welfare of the underprivileged and link communities to resources as well as dealing with children’s issues.

They conduct research in social development work, offer counselling and work towards influencing policies.