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    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
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    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
  • kenburns3
    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
  • kenburns3
    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
  • kenburns3
    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
  • kenburns6
    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
    Human Dignity & Worth
     
    Social Justice
     
    Service To Humanity
     
  • kenburns6
    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)
  • kenburns3
    ISOWN
    Institute of Social Work of Nigeria
    (The Professional body established for Certification and Training of Social Workers in Nigeria)

About Institute of Social Work of Nigeria

The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria is a professional institute that mobilizes membership into a professional forum.

The institute trains, develops capacity, consults and offers a wide variety of professional social work services and care.

It thrives also to impact on social welfare policies that could make life meaningful to people especially those living in Least developed countries (LDCs) of the world.

The institute addresses more importantly professional practices as well as academic platform for addressing emerging social work issues in all ramifications.

The institute also seeks professional collaborations with relevant instituitions on all areas of social work practice.

Academic institutions and research centers are also encouraged in partnership arrangements with the institute to foster efficient and productive social work practice.

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Who Are Social Workers

The major professional emphasis has been that of sociology, hence developing social work practice and framework is aimed at the proactive social workers, administrators, social development experts, social policy formulators, etc. Over the years, social work emphasis has brought into existence many social work institutions, social work/welfare consultants/counsellors and social work friendly organisations in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Ireland, etc working tirelessly to ensure that social workers and social work organisations maximize their potential and also impact positively on social development and good governance for sustainable and visible socio-economic development but same cannot be said of Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world with over 160 million people.

Social work practice has no doubt helped the developed economies achieve socio-economic resilience for many years. Individuals and organizations are investing time and funds in researches aimed at social welfare, social development, social policy, etc. However there have not been clear-cut regulations on the practice of social work in Nigeria by a very definite authority and responsibility clarification aimed at achieving the best practice in social work profession. And the absence of a virile professional body over the years has contributed chiefly to this pronounced weakness.

This, therefore call for a national response from a private sector approach. A response and effort, however tailored to meet and suit Nigerian social welfare, social development needs hence the formation of the Institute of Social Work of Nigeria, which is one of the major and fundamental steps in the social development process of our country aimed at sharing from the global experience with local initiative.

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. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.

ISOWN Basic Role In The Community

The institute’s roles are to build partnerships among professionals, caregivers and families; collaborating with the community, usually with the goal of creating supportive environments for clients; advocating for adequate service, treatment models and resources; challenging and changing social policy to address issues of poverty, employment, housing and social justice; and supporting the development of preventive programs. Prevention occurs on many levels and includes a focus on early intervention, individual and public education, advocacy and improving access to services, resources and information.

The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria is a professional institute that mobilize membership into a professional forum. The institute trains, develop capacity, consults and offer a wide variety of professional social work services and care. It thrives also to impact on social welfare policies that could make life meaningful to people especially those living in Least developed countries (LDCs) of the world.

The institute address more importantly professional practices as well as academic platform for addressing emerging social work issues in all ramifications. The institute also seek professional collaborations with relevant instituitions on all areas of social work practice. Academic institutions and research centers are also encouraged in partnership arrangements with the institute to foster efficient and productive social work practice

Social Work is a Practice-Based Profession

“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. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledges, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.”

– General Assembly of the International Federation of Social Workers, July 2014

5 Basic Commitments

Social Workers are Committed to Five Basic Values in
  • Human Dignity & Worth

    Dignity appears to be an important concept in ethics. The word is used frequently in international documents such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Social Justice

    Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity, and social privileges.

  • Service To Humanity

    Service to humanity is called into play here in a few different ways: through ethical standards of service, service with compassion, and love and service to humanity and refugees Around the World without any expectation.

  • Integrity

    The word integrity is from Old French integrité innocence, blamelessness; chastity, purity, or directly from Latin integritatem "soundness, wholeness, completeness," figuratively "purity, correctness, blamelessness," from integer "whole".

  • Competence

    Competence is the demonstrable characteristics that enable performance of a job, for properly doing the job, the individual requires skills and knowledge essential for the set duties.

Accountability

In ethics and governance, accountability is answerability, blameworthiness, liability, and the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in the public sector, nonprofit and private and individual contexts.

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Integrity

The word integrity is from Old French integrité innocence, blamelessness; chastity, purity, or directly from Latin integritatem "soundness, wholeness, completeness," figuratively "purity, correctness, blamelessness," from integer "whole". The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria

KEY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Meet our key council members

Dr. Iyeme Efem

President

Dr. Kemi Ottun

Executive Secretary

Dr. John Emaimo

Council Member

Sw. Yakub Oni

Council Member

Prof. Oluwayemisi Obashoro-John

Council Member

Sw. Saidu Ibrahim

Northern Region Coordinator

Sw. Folakemi Alibaloye

USA Coordinator

Sw. Victoria Oluwakemi Ajibola

Italy Coordinator

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