Greetings From New Zealand! Swan gets truly global…Find out why from our comrades down south.

Greetings From New Zealand! Swan gets truly global…Find out why from our comrades down south.

SWAN asked our comrades in New Zealand to tell us about the realities of social work down there. The following piece is fascinating, especially as the UK moves towards new social work regulation, increased privatisation of emergency services including children and families social work, and a rise in racism. Thank you so much to our NZ colleagues for this enlightening and thought-provoking piece. Read More
Stories from the Frontline

Stories from the Frontline

I read this article and the experiences of the people within it with a familiar feeling. While the examples in this article are UK specific, the general experiences that people highlighted bear similarities to those of people I meet through ... Read More
Statement of support from SWAN Ireland to the Paris Bakery Workers

Statement of support from SWAN Ireland to the Paris Bakery Workers

 27/05/2014   Re The Paris Bakery Workers   Social Work Action Network (SWAN) Ireland is an organisation whose main aim is to create a space where social workers, social care workers, students, service users, carers, academics and members of the public can come together, equally and collectively, to campaign for a fairer society. We are also part of an international network. The Social Work Action Network Ireland this evening pledges its support to the Paris Bakery Workers. Workers have been occupying the building on Moore Street since last week after the company’s owner Yannick Forel refused to agree to pay over €55,000 which the workers are due in wages. The workers are displaying enormous courage in this situation and are standing up for their rights and demanding what is owed to them – payment for their hard work. Read More
Statement from The Social Work Action Network Ireland on the Direct Provision System in Ireland

Statement from The Social Work Action Network Ireland on the Direct Provision System in Ireland

On April 10th 2014 the direct provision system in Ireland will be 14 years old. The Social Work Action Network Ireland is joining with other organisations and civil society groups in Ireland to demand that this discriminatory system be ended immediately. The Social Work Action Network Ireland (SWAN Ireland) is a network of social work practitioners, social care practitioners, academics, students and social welfare service users. We campaign on issues of social justice and human rights and defend against cuts to social services in Ireland. Read More

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