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Keynote speakers

Social Work Week 2021 programme

Our keynote speakers will share their expert reflections on some of the biggest issues which affect the social work profession today.

Reflecting for action

Dr Prospera Tedam examines the experiences of Black African social work students and practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social work by and for all

Join Professor Peter Beresford OBE as he examines a complex time in social work’s history and seeks to offer a realistic route map for the future.

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My life in a chair

Hear Ify’s incredible story of how a life-changing accident introduced him to social work as a young immigrant in England.

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Greening social work

Professor Lena Dominelli argues that social workers and social work educators have key roles to play in protecting the exploitation of the environment.

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Women in leadership

Join Social Work England’s executive director Sarah Blackmore as she reflects with others on how we can encourage more women into leadership roles.

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

Join Social Work England’s chief executive and chair of the board as they reflect on 2020, examine our first social work in England report and answer questions.

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

Luke Rodgers BEM will take you on a journey to understand the impact recording has on the stigmatisation of children, how social care and education clash, and how to overcome it.

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Social Work Week 2021 programme

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