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Today, 20 March, is World Social Work day.

This year emphasises ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’, which relates to the third pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

The Agenda, created in 2012 after a global gathering of social workers, educators and development workers, sets out where we can and should make a difference to the world:

New podcasts on the environment: The ethics of hotdesking

I have just posted the latest podcasts from Jo Fox and me on the environment, and particularly on hotdesking.

Social workers have an ethical responsibility to care about our context. The International Federation of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics says​:

5b Hotdesking

In the second part of our fifth podcast we talk about how hotdesking can affect practice. We look at how we can ensure there are appropriate spaces for reflection, and appropriate peer and emotional support for social workers.

5a The working environment

The first part of our fifth podcast is on the working environment. We take a look at the ethics, theory and evidence around the environment. We look particularly at the atmosphere and spaces that social workers work in, and talk about how we can control and influence the places we work.

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