Аннотация: The article considers the institution of social work as a universal tool for social change and social development of modern society. Some foreign and domestic approaches to defining the essence of social work as a specific type of activity are presented. The main tasks of the institution of social work in modern society are considered. It is emphasized that in the conditions of the new reality, the need is ripe for the development of the institution of social work and the realization of its potential.
Ключевые слова: social work, institution, social development, social policy, activities.