Whether you are a service user, social worker or a student, familiarise yourself with this resource.

SWAN is lucky enough to have Peter Beresford once again sitting on our steering committee for 2016-17. Peter brings with him experience of using services and his tireless efforts to change disability and mental health social policies. He is a co-chair of Shaping Our Lives, a user-led network that sets the standard on inclusive involvement. It is a network that all those involved in social work should be aware of and engaged with. 

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  • Hope for Social Work: Baby P Pamphlet

SWAN put together a booklet on debates and issues raised by the Baby P events in 2009. The booklet runs to 116 pages and includes contributions from leading social work academics (including Peter Beresford, Sue White, Chris Jones), frontline workers, service users and trade union officials (from both Unison and Aspect). The contributions are all a response to a lead article by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette.

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