The Social Work Action Network Constitution

The Social Work Action Network Constitution

(Agreed at SWAN National Conference, Bath September 2009) 1. SWAN – What we stand for. The Social Work Action Network (SWAN) is a radical, campaigning organisation of social work and social care practitioners, students, service users, carers and academics, united ... Read More
A call for students to debate and create a social work future

A call for students to debate and create a social work future

FROM DECEMBER 2009 We are two social work students at London South Bank University. Towards the end of our first year of study, having been troubled by reports of front-line practice, we felt that we needed to debate the future of social work as students. We have a proposition for student social workers across the UK. Read More
A SWAN Statement on Cuts and Resistance

A SWAN Statement on Cuts and Resistance

From the SWAN Steering Committee, October 2010 Since coming to power in May 2010, the Con-Dem coalition has announced the biggest cuts in public spending since the Second World War. The figures are so large as to be almost incomprehensible. The cuts are a clear attempt to abolish what is left of the welfare state. The government are slashing a third of council spending by 2015. This will mean social work and social care services reduced and outsourced. It will mean poorer service for users, worse pay and working conditions for workers, and services which are less safe – the cuts affect us all. Read More

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We want to develop a network of service users, practicitioners, academics and students to support radical and progressive social work. We need a social work that is ready to challenge oppressive practice, that means working collectively across the country and internationally to advance Social Work.