Professional Social Work Services
Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work (IASSW, 2014).
Professional social work is devoted to enabling individuals, groups, families and communities function in the best possible manner in their environment. This entails provision of either direct services to our clients or working with them for change to improve social conditions (NASW, 2014).
As professionals who want to make things better, who want to relieve suffering, who want their work to make a difference (NASW, 2014), social workers apply their knowledge and skills to ameliorate sufferings and promote social justice.
Professional social work services include a wide array of activities which includes counselling, advocacy, rehabilitation services, child care, community practice etc. An exhaustive list of services offered by professional social workers has been provided in this website. The clientele in need of these services also belong to a diverse range. They include the needy and marginalised such as children in need of care and protection, women, disabled, elderly, as well as not-for-profit organisations and corporate houses.
We at SEWA are making an attempt to bring the professional social workers providing various services and the prospective clients to a common platform through this website so that there can be a fruitful engagement of both the groups.