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Update 2: MASW Social Work Awards to take place together with the Warrant Ceremony

posted Mar 17, 2010, 12:05 PM by Clayton Mercieca   [ updated May 9, 2010, 2:32 AM by Maltese Association of Social Workers ]
MASW is glad to announce that the Social Work Awards shall be held in conjunction with the presentation of the Social Work Warrants ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Education, Employment, and the Family. The date has been set to Monday 31st May 2010 at the mediterranean conference centre, Valletta at 19.30.
The General Theme for 2009, chosen by the IFSW, is "Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda". This theme was chosen to emphasise the fact that Social Work has made and continues to make a significant contribution to the response to economic and social changes and to the support of vulnerable people and communities. Social work promotes the social welfare of individuals, groups and communities, facilitates social cohesion in periods of change and supports and protects the vulnerable members of the community, working in partnership with service users, consumers, communities and other professions. In such times of crisis and major social upheaval in all communities, our contribution and role as Social Workers is all the more important.
In nominating Social Workers for these awards we are therefore inviting you to consider the person’s:Flexibility in the face of social change
Ability to engage partnerships with service users, consumers, communities and other professions.
Vision towards the broader service, policy, societal and economic contexts
Nominations for outstanding Social Workers and Social Work Students in the following areas closed on Friday 26th March 2010:
  • Engaging Social Action
  • Challenging and Developing Policies and Practices
  • Recognizing Diversity
  • Advocating for Service Users’ Right to Involvement
  • Alleviating Social Poverty
  • Challenging Discrimination
  • Promoting Professional Values of Social Work
  • Supporting Social Workers and other Colleagues

Joanna Xuereb and Edwina Gouder assisted by Anthony Girard and Roslynn Vella have kindly accepted to receive and assess the nominations independently.
  • All Social Workers and Social Work Students can nominate and be nominated
  • Nominate up to one person for each area listed above
  • Nominate a person only once
  • Nominations are to be sent by email to: or by post: Social Work Awards, Maltese Association of Social Workers, The Professional Centre, Sliema Road, Gzira
  • Deadline - Nominations are to be sent to MASW by not later than noon of Friday 26th March 2010