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Social Work Week programme

14 to 18 March 2022

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

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Co-production: it’s everybody’s business (Social Work Week 2022 opening session)

If you’re interested in co-production and would like to find out about how you can benefit from co-production, then this session is for you.

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Social work in England – the past year

Join social work leaders as they reflect on the key issues of 2021, Social Work England’s second year and the continued impact of COVID-19 both on social workers and the people they support.

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Social work regulation and professional identity

Join the leaders of Britain’s 4 social work regulators as they discuss their experiences of social work regulation and professional identity and how they can work together to influence policy.

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Specialist social work practice in mental health, mental capacity and the NHS

A discussion about specialist social work practice in mental health, mental capacity and the NHS.

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CPD and social work practice: how does CPD lead to better social work?

Everyone is welcome to join this interactive session with Sheffield Children in Care Council about what they think makes a good social worker. Reflect on the impact of CPD on people with lived experience of social work and why the CPD requirements have changed.

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Social Work Week 2022 calendar

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The neurodivergent practitioner: an atypical experience of social work

Join a group of social workers as they talk about what it's like to be neurodivergent, the challenges and barriers they face, and what this really means when working as a social worker.

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Exploring 'professional curiosity' to support social care practice

This interactive workshop will describe what professional curiosity is and provide an overview of the evidence to explore why it is important in social care practice.

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Monotone social work? Connecting practice, policy and creativity

Experience ground-breaking work which embeds art, culture and creative confidence in social services, with powerful, positive outcomes for the people who use them.

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Human rights based practice in social work

A co-produced session with the British Association of Social Workers looking at the key role that social workers play in upholding and safeguarding human rights.

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Social Workers Without Borders

This session will introduce the work of Social Workers Without Borders and the place that social work plays in ensuring that no one is left behind.

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Social Work Week 2022 presenters

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Anti-racist social workers - activism and change

A panel session with speakers who co-authored ‘The Anti-Racist Social Worker’ talking about their personal experiences of activism and challenge to racism within their roles.

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The hope inside the box: making meaning from bereavement, loss and change within social work education and practice

This session will share findings and reflections from work carried out within health, social work and social care since the first national lockdown in March 2020.

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Co-production: Being more human

Find out about Curators of Change’s approach to co-production, which is grounded in human relationships and connections, and pushes the boundaries of process and systems to create more human experiences for people.

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Independent events

Social Work Week 2022

This year, organisations and individuals from across the sector are also running their own independent events and activities as part of Social Work Week.

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