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The Spanish General Council of Social Work is based in Madrid, Spain. Its primary focus is to strengthen the collegial structure in the social services sector, developing and promoting good practice among its members, training, research and publications. The Council represents almost 40,000 social workers across Spain.

Main Areas of Work

  • Children and young people
  • Elderly
  • People with addiction
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Social justice
  • People in situations of difficulty or precarity
  • Gender equality
  • Migrants
  • Poverty

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Role of the social worker
  • Professional training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • Representing and defending interests of their members
General Council of Social Work