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25 Sep 2017

The first forum of social workers in Astana was attended by 600 delegates from several states

Specialists have been actively involved in addressing issues such as providing services to people with disabilities, helping victims of domestic violence, and social work management.

 At present, it is necessary to improve the work of this sector. Because professional standards for training qualified social workers are not yet developed. In this regard, it is supposed to introduce some changes in the domestic system by adapting foreign experience. Experts made their proposals on the forum. Then the Code of Ethics of Social Workers was adopted. And the best project in this area was awarded by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.

–  President Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed out that our main goal in the Strategy "Kazakhstan-2050" is social safety and well-being of citizens, which is the best indicator of stability of society. To achieve this goal the Concept of social development of the Republic of Kazakhstan till 2030 was approved. It reflects the state's involvement in social welfare,  Gulshara Abdykalikova, Secretary of State of Kazakhstan says .

–   In Finland, special attention is paid to social services. We constantly introduce new approaches to the development of this industry. So we came to the forum to share best practices. I am glad that Kazakhstan has taken this initiative. Although it is a young state, such a large measure indicates that the authorities of the country are creating favorable conditions for social workers,  says Leila Nissula, Member of the Forum from Finland.

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