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Information for contributors

The week is a chance to take part in a virtual programme of positive activity, co-produced with the sector to examine the growing value that social work as a regulated profession adds to society.

How to get involved


Help shape Social Work Week 2021

As the first week of its kind in England, Social Work Week 2021 will bring people together to learn, connect, and engage on the values and principles which form the backbone of effective social work practice. It will create a space for us to collectively reflect and consider how we can enable change.

The week is a chance to take part in a virtual programme of positive activity, co-produced with the sector to examine the growing value that social work as a regulated profession adds to society.

The online workshops, presentations and speaker slots for Social Work Week 2021 have now been filled.

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.

Key themes

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

How to apply

The deadline for expressions of interest has passed.

How we assessed submissions

Applications were judged against the following criteria:

  • Consistency with the overall aims and objectives of Social Work Week
  • Relevance to the 4 key themes of Social Work Week 2021
  • Appeal of the event/activity to people with an interest in social work
  • Accessibility and inclusivity of the event/activity

We prioritised events or activities which are co-produced and co-delivered with people with lived experience of social work.

IT requirements

Social Work Week 2021 will be taking place online. We will provide technical support throughout the week to enable events run smoothly.

If you have any specific IT requirements, please let us know as soon as possible. We will contact you to talk about your requirements in more detail. You will need moderate/good network speed for live content, but we are also expecting that the programme will include pre-recorded content.

Support

We want to make sure that our processes are accessible to everyone. Please let us know if you need:

  • support with your event or activity
  • any information in another format
  • an adjustment to any of our processes because of a disability

You can call us on 0808 196 2274 or email [email protected] to tell us about what you need, or if you have any questions.

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.

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. Personal data is always destroyed after the purpose for which it was collected has been discharged.

Social Work Week programme

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