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Attending Social Work Week

Information for participants

Why you should take part in Social Work Week and information about tickets. 

Information for participants

Who is Social Work Week 2021 for?

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 of social work
  • students training to be social workers
  • 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.

We will ensure that we deliver a varied programme with events taking place at different times of the day (including wellbeing activities), so people are able to take part when it suits them best.

Why you should take part

You should take part if you want to:

  • learn, connect, and engage with others on the values and principles which form the backbone of effective social work practice
  • debate the growing value that social work as a regulated profession adds to society in these unprecedented times
  • reflect, celebrate, and consider your own personal role to enable change in pursuit of social justice
  • reflect on the impact of significant events in 2020 on the social work profession and people
  • deepen your understanding of the different ways social workers carry out their work
  • explore how regulation supports a shared ambition to improve outcomes for people with lived experience

If you're a social worker, reflecting on a Social Work Week event can be used as part of your CPD. Read more about recording CPD.


Many of the online events have already sold out, but there are still tickets left for lots of free events including renowned speakers, panel discussions, workshops, artistic contributions, wellbeing activities and networking lunches.

View list of events

Information about waiting lists

Waiting lists for sold out events have now closed. If you’re on a waiting list for an event, we will contact you if a ticket becomes available. Please do not contact us about this in the meantime as you may not get a reply.

Cancel a ticket

If you can no longer attend an event, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible via Eventbrite so someone on the waiting list can take your place.

  1. Log in to Eventbrite, then go to the 'Tickets' section.
  2. Select 'Cancel order' (next to order details), then choose 'Yes, cancel this order'.
  3. Eventbrite will send you an email to confirm cancellation.

How to join an online event (step-by-step)

  1. Log in to Eventbrite (using the details you used to register for the event).
  2. Once you’ve logged in, go to the ‘Tickets’ section.
  3. Find the event that you want to join and select ‘Go to online event page’.
  4. We will also send you email reminders with links to the online event page nearer the time. If you have not received the link, remember to check your junk folder.  
  5. Once you’re on the online event page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the ‘Event Live - join here’ button. This will be a Teams link to your event.
  6. The earliest you can join an event is 30 minutes before it’s due to start.
  7. You will then have the option to join the event on your browser (watch on the web) or by downloading the Teams app.

For more information, read our guide on how to join an online event.

Stay up to date

Sign up to receive Social Work Week updates direct to your inbox, including when new events go on sale.

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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.

Contact information

If you have any questions, or need support, please email [email protected]

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