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Zimbabwean fourth social workers conference and winter school

Noah Mudenda

Abstract


The Council of Social Workers (CSW or Council) was established under the Social Workers Act 27:21, which was enacted in 2001. Its mandate is to: (a) register and licence all practising social workers, (b) conduct examinations to qualify persons for registration as professional social workers, (c) define and enforce ethical practice and discipline among registered persons, and (d) take such steps as the Council considers necessary or desirable to enhance the status and effectiveness of the profession of social work and to promote the interests of social workers. Such steps include running the Annual Social Workers Conference & Winter School. This annual observance creates a platform to showcase the goals and accomplishments of diverse social work professionals in the country, give a report on progress and convening a social work winter school for exchanging professional ideas. The purpose of this article is to introduce the fourth edition of the Annual Social Workers Conference and Winter School held on the 23rd to the 24th of April 2015 in Mutare, Zimbabwe.



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