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Welcome

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In this Section we aim to provide space for discussion around international social work, welfare and social justice.

In September 2008, a group of social work academics and practitioners met up as part of the 3rd SWAN annual conference in Liverpool. This meeting included delegates from Greece, Spain, India, South Africa, Colombia, Japan, Canada and the United States. The delegates discussed the condition of social work in their countries and highlighted the impact of neo-liberalism at an international level. More importantly, they agreed to facilitate a debate about the existing “resources of hope” and the promotion of social work practice engaged with social justice. The main aspects of this debate include:

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Webmaster – Maintenance

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The SWAN forum is up and running, thank you for your patience. You will find it under the main menu link  “Discussion-Forum” on the left. […]

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Dilnot Report doesn’t address the crisis in adult social care

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by Michael Lavalette, July 2011

Monday of this week (4 July 2011) saw the publication of the Dilnot Report into the future funding of adult social care. It has been welcomed in some circles as a great step forward – with BASW suggesting that the report’s proposals to improve advice and information and introduce a national system of assessment and eligibility offer great opportunities for social workers (!)

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SWAN Practice Notes series

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SWAN is pleased to announce its ‘Practice Notes’ series. These are campaigning advice leaflets which provide guidance and strategies to social workers for challenging cuts to social care.

Practice notes will be available for download from this page. The first, based on the campaign in Solihull against cuts to the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children’s budget, is available below.

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World Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers 2010 in Hong Kong

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by Vassilis Ioakimidis

SWAN will participate in the 2010 World Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers. Organising three fringe workshops on the themes mentioned above. Academics from different countries are invited to contribute to these sessions. Delegates who will be attending the conference are encouraged to participate.(Free admission)

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SWAN Conference 2012 in Liverpool

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Cuts, crisis, and resistance – Building alliances in social work and social care

The Seventh Annual Social Work Action Network Conference (SWAN) will be hosted by Liverpool Hope University on 30 and 31 March 2012

Further information below and at this link: hope.ac.uk/swanconf2012