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Information for contributors

The week is a chance to take part in a programme of positive activity which we are co-producing with the sector. Together we will explore the growing value that social work as a regulated profession adds to society and collectively address ways to improve it.

How to get involved


Help shape Social Work Week 2022

Building on the success of the first Social Work Week, Social Work Week 2022 is a programme of events which we are co-producing with the sector.

Read more about Social Work Week 2022.

We will run a main programme of national online and local face to face events across the week. This year, we are also encouraging organisations and individuals from across the sector to develop and run their own independent events and activities as part of Social Work Week.

Events must fit with at least one of the Social Work Week themes (below).

Key themes

The key themes for Social Work Week 2022 are:

  1. What social work means to me: views from lived and learned experience, keeping the professional standards at the core
  2. Reflections on the last year and what’s next for social work: looking back at social work in England during 2021
  3. Celebrating World Social Work Day. The theme of World Social Work Day 2022 is ‘Co-building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind’.

Who can submit an event?

 Anyone with an interest in social work can submit an independent event. This includes social workers, people with lived experience, education providers and stakeholder organisations.

To be considered for inclusion on the Social Work Week 2022 programme, your event or activity must:

  • be held during Social Work Week (14 to 18 March 2022)
  • fit with the purpose of Social Work Week, and link with one or more of the key themes
  • consider accessibility, inclusivity and reasonable adjustments for your intended audiences
  • be relevant to a range of different audiences, which may include for example social workers, people with lived experience of social work and social work students
  • be co-produced and co-facilitated with people with lived experience of social work wherever possible
  • be free to attend
  • clearly explain who can attend. For example, state whether the event is open to anyone or a specific audience. We encourage you to think creatively and run events which are designed for a diverse audience (including people with lived experience of social work).

If you need some inspiration, have a look at some of the events that took place at Social Work Week 2021 on our YouTube channel.

Important

You will be responsible for the planning and delivery of your own event. Our role will only be to include details of your event in the online programme.

In line with the above, our programme will include the following disclaimer: ‘Any views, information or opinions expressed by third parties during Social Work Week are the speakers’ own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Social Work England or its employees. Social Work England accepts no liability for the content of third-party sessions held during Social Work Week.’

How to submit your event

You can submit your event details for inclusion on the programme using our online form.

The deadline for submitting independent event details is 5pm Monday 24 January. Make sure you read all the information below before submitting your event.

Information you need to have ready

You will need to provide the following key information on your form:

  • Your event title and a brief description of your event
  • The date, time, and format of your event
  • Information about how people can book onto or join your event or find out more information about your event
  • The intended audience of your event
  • Which Social Work Week themes your event fits with

Only events that meet the following criteria will be added to the programme:

  • Consistent with the overall purpose of Social Work Week
  • Relevant to at least one of the 3 key themes of Social Work Week
  • Accessible and inclusive

We will not be able to include any independent events in the programme which are not submitted by 24 January 2022. We will contact you before the end of January to let you know if your event or activity will be included in the programme.

If your event is included in the programme, you will be required to complete and return a post-event evaluation form. This is to help us evaluate Social Work Week 2022.

Submit your event

Submit your event

If you want to submit your event using a different format, for example a video, please send an email to [email protected].

Privacy notice

Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and contact information (such as phone number and email address), you agree to us contacting you for the purposes of event management and evaluation.

Your personal information will be used solely by us for the purpose it is collected. For some events, we need to share your contact details with others, such as event partners or venues for security purposes. Your personal data will be retained for up to 3 years in accordance with our data retention schedule.

Please note we may check our fitness to practise records and information in the public domain in relation to any potential contributors to ensure that participation in Social Work Week is appropriate. Once checks have been concluded, if required we may contact individual contributors prior to making a final decision.

Questions

If you have any questions about Social Work Week, or would like more information, please contact us at [email protected].

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