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About Social Work Week

8 to 12 March 2021

As the first week of its kind in England, Social Work Week 2021 is a virtual programme of events, including thought provoking speakers, artistic content, workshops, debate, discussions, and wellbeing drop ins.

This is social work

Social Work Week 2021 (8 to 12 March 2021)

As the first week of its kind in England, Social Work Week 2021 is a virtual programme of events, including thought provoking speakers, artistic content, workshops, debate, discussions, and wellbeing drop ins.

The week will complement the annual World Social Work Day celebrations on 16 March 2021. World Social Work Day recognises the hard work and dedication of social workers on an international stage.

Social Work Week is for anyone with an interest in social work in England, including:

  • social workers (including people looking to return to the profession)
  • people with lived experience
  • students on social work courses
  • employers of social workers
  • education providers

We are also keen to see stakeholder organisations who share our ambition to build an accurate and rich picture of social work practice in England today.

Read more about why you should take part in Social Work Week.

Key themes

  • Understanding your regulator
  • Social work and me: living the professional standards
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion: social work perspectives
  • What’s next for social work?

Event objectives

The objectives of Social Work Week 2021 are:

  • To look back at social work in England 2020, collaboratively capturing reflections on the impact of significant events on the social work profession and people. We will co-produce a platform for sharing examples of practice innovations, trends, and solutions adopted in social work.
  • To review the first year of our regulatory activity and share lessons learned.
  • To create a space for the social work sector to describe “What is social work?” focusing on the professional standards.
  • To bring people with an interest in social work together to cultivate new relationships for long-term change for social work in England and plan future conferences.

Read more about how to get involved as a contributor.

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