The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance was established as a network to bring more attention and support to the workforce that plays such a critical role in supporting families and children. GHR is partnering with the Alliance to help fill critical gaps in information and evidence, galvanizing future support for workforce strengthening initiatives that will ultimately better support families and communities to provide safe and nurturing environments for children.
The Alliance strives to strengthen evaluation tools and resources while consolidating evidence and data. This report is the first installation of an effort to gather information on the workforce throughout the year and compile it into a State of the Social Service Workforce Report. The report includes examinations of 15 countries, including GHR Children in Families geographic focuses Zambia and Cambodia. The report notes a great need in Cambodia, where the investment in social welfare is low and there is only one social welfare worker per 25,000 people.
The report also includes data and case studies on education and training, examinations of government and non-government workforces, the role of professionals and efforts towards policies and legislation. If you are interested in learning more about the state of the social service workforce and how GHR is working with the Alliance to track and establish best practices, read the full report (PDF) or contact us.