A well-supported, appropriately equipped, empowered, and protected social service workforce is essential to mitigating the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social service workers can build on their existing strong ties to children, families, and communities to rapidly respond in ways that are effective. However, to do so, they must stay safe and healthy.
This webinar focused on the newly released technical note on Social Service Workforce Safety and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Response. Presenters reviewed information within the technical note on how to support the social service workforce and empower them to safely serve children, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional presenters shared country-specific examples of how they are supporting the workforce by developing remote supervision, criteria for determining in-person or remote case management and advocacy strategies to government for workers to be protected and recognized as essential service providers.