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List of events

Social Work Week 2021

View all Social Work Week 2021 events as a list (with links to event pages). 

List of events by dates

Monday 8 March 2021 to Friday 12 March 2021


Monday 8 March


8am to 9am

Yoga and mindfulness session: Yoga postures to increase strength and stability in the body

9.30am to 10.30am

Welcome to Social Work Week

10.40am to 11.40am

Women in leadership

11.50am to 12.40pm

Speaker’s corner - Monday

1.40pm to 2.40pm

Reflecting for action: why it’s time to take anti-racist practice seriously in social work education and practice

2.50pm to 3.50pm

Poetry recital and reflections on a pandemic by Wiltshire social care staff and children

4pm to 5pm

Domestic abuse and child protection: 'change the language, change the practice’

Reflective practice: looking back at 2020

5pm to 6pm

Yoga and mindfulness session: Tools for relaxation

6pm to 7pm

Neurodiversity: let's change a culture

Diversifying and decolonising the curriculum in social work

7pm to 8pm

Music for wellbeing


Tuesday 9 March


8am to 9am

Yoga and mindfulness session: Chair/office yoga (sold out)

9.30am to 10.30am

What have we learnt in our first year as the specialist regulator for social work?

10.40am to 11.40am

Greening social work: a response to 21st century challenges, including COVID-19

11.50am to 12.40pm

Speaker’s corner - Tuesday

12.40pm to 1.40pm

Networking lunch - Yorkshire and the Humber

Networking lunch - Midlands

1.40pm to 2.40pm

Supporting the citizens of Greater Manchester during the COVID-19 pandemic from a social work perspective

Defensible decision-making tool for ‘virtual visits'

2.50pm to 3.50pm

Meet the Social Work England board

4pm to 5pm

The future of social work: panel discussion

5pm to 6pm

Yoga and mindfulness session: Healthy Back Programme

6pm to 7pm

Social work through our eyes

7pm to 8pm

Learn: British Sign Language workshop


Wednesday 10 March


8am to 9am

Yoga and mindfulness session: Yoga, mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing

9.30am to 10.30am

My life in a chair

10.40am to 11.40am

Understanding your regulator: registration, professional standards and CPD

Creating and building mindfulness spaces for social workers and colleagues

11.50am to 12.40pm

Speaker’s corner - Wednesday

12.40pm to 1.40pm

Networking lunch - Eastern

Networking lunch - London

1.40pm to 2.40pm

EUPD and me: an inclusive perspective on living and working with personality disorder

Learning from those who live inside barrels of exclusion

2.50pm to 3.50pm

Building a relational model of supervision in children’s social care

2.50pm to 3.20pm

Equality diversity and inclusion: a Wolverhampton perspective

3.20pm to 3.50pm

Student activism: the role we play

4pm to 5pm

Feedback session hosted by the National Advisory Forum

Reflective practice: equality, diversity and inclusion

5pm to 6pm

Yoga and mindfulness session: Stress management and relaxation

6pm to 7pm

Working with LGBTQ+ people

Moving social work: a research project supporting social workers to embed physical activity promotion in practice

7pm to 8pm

Art workshop: make a mandala


Thursday 11 March


8am to 9am

Yoga and mindfulness session: Tools for relaxation

9.30am to 10.30am

Social work by and for all: a vision for the future

10.40am to 11.40am

Understanding your regulator: fitness to practise

Post traumatic growth: attachment wounds and the wounded healers

11.50am to 12.40pm

Speaker’s corner - Thursday

12.40pm to 1.40pm

Networking lunch - North West

Networking lunch - North East

1.40pm to 2.40pm

“I just wanted to say thank you” - Young people’s relationships with their social workers

A whole teaching partnership approach to practice education: where we were, where we are and what’s next?

2.50pm to 3.50pm

Meaningful participation

The power of social work and social work leadership

4pm to 5pm

Reflective practice: understanding your regulator

Social worker ascending to approved clinician

5pm to 6pm

Yoga and mindfulness session: Yoga, mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing

6pm to 7pm

Developing apprenticeships as a model for social work education

Understanding the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in practice


Friday 12 March


8am to 9am

Yoga and mindfulness session: Uplifting yoga for low mood/self-esteem

9.30am to 10.30am

Living a careless life: redefining the narrative for children in care

10.40am to 11.40am

Co-production of people with lived experience and social workers: the past, present and future

Understanding your regulator: education quality assurance

11.50am to 12.40pm

Speaker's corner - Friday

12.40pm to 1.40pm

Networking lunch - South West

Networking lunch - South East

1.40pm to 2.40pm

When social work works: by people who have experienced it

Working with Jewish people and challenging antisemitism: a social worker’s guide

2.50pm to 3.50pm

The JUCSWEC State of Social Work Education and Research Report 2020

The future of mental health social work

4pm to 5pm

Reflective practice: the future of social work

Feedback session hosted by the National Advisory Forum

5pm to 6pm

6 things you can do to connect better and get through tough times

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