Only 3,000 Social Workers to Protect Vulnerable Children in Bangladesh: UNICEF

The Daily Star

Over 100,000 social workers are needed in Bangladesh to adequately respond to the needs of vulnerable children, but currently there are only 3,000 social workers in the country, UNICEF has said.

"Professionally-trained social workers are at the core of every well-functioning child protection system that reaches every child in need of protection. We must recognize the importance of their work, and we must invest in them," said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF representative to Bangladesh.