The NGO “League of Social Workers of Ukraine” was established in 1999 to meet and protect the legitimate social, economic, creative interests of its members, exercise their rights and freedoms and promote social policy in Ukraine and has 24 regional, 2 city and 3 rural branches.
The organization has a wide and diverse range of activities, but the achievement of these tasks is achievable, because the League relies on the support and experience of its branches, which are active in each region. Each department of the organization in its region has become a consolidator of social work and assistance to those families, young people who are in difficult life circumstances. LSWU is also the founder of the scientific and methodological journal “Social Work in Ukraine: Theory and Practice”, which has been published since 2009.
During its activity the organization had the following projects:
- Child Needs Assessment Project;
- Project “Back to work: reintegration of mothers and fathers into professional life after childcare leave”;
- Project on providing consulting services on “Development of a regional action plan for the transformation of boarding schools, development of family forms of education and improvement of the system of social services for orphans and children deprived of parental care”;
- Project “Organization of social and psychological assistance to children and their families displaced to the regions of Ukraine from the temporarily occupied territory and areas of the anti-terrorist operation”;
- Project “Research to assess the needs of communities in social services in Ukraine”;
- Project “Implementation of the” case management “approach in working with internally displaced persons in Donetsk, Luhansk, Poltava and Kharkiv regions”;
- Draft law “On social services”.
Partners in the implementation of projects were All-Ukrainian Charity “Child Well-Being Foundation in Ukraine”, the Partnership for Every Child, the International Institute of Deep Psychology, the Oleksandr Yaremenko Ukrainian Institute for Social Research, local authorities and others.
LSWU has significant experience in implementing projects with financial support from the World Bank, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine, the United Nations Population Fund, the Renaissance Charitable Foundation, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the European Union, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Charitable Foundation “FRIENDS OF CHILDREN UKRAINE”, the Embassy of Australia in the Republic of Poland, etc.