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Justice for Daniel Roque Hall

October 24, 2012 admin 0

Social Work Action Network (SWAN) London has recently become aware of the awful experiences of social and health care Daniel Roque Hall has received in the criminal justice system.  SWAN London urge you to support the Justice for Daniel Roque Hall campaign. This is an straight forward issue of defending this man’s article 3 rights against torture, inhumane and degrading treatment.

Daniel is a thirty-year-old disabled person from north London with multiple impairments, who nearly died from the abuse and neglect he suffered while imprisoned at Wormwood Scrubs. Daniel is in an advanced stage of Friedrich’s Ataxia – an inherited, degenerative disease which causes progressive damage to the nervous system. Daniel is still in hospital – where he has been since 22nd August – and it is unlikely that he will fully recover from the damage done to him.

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SWAN Conf 2013: Call for papers and workshops

October 22, 2012 admin 0

Please find below the call for proposals for both papers and workshops for 2013 Social Work Action Network (SWAN) conference, which will be held at London South Bank University between 12-13 April 2013.

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Make payment for SWAN conference 2013

October 22, 2012 admin 0

This page is to instruct people how to make payment for the SWAN Conference 2013.

NB: You must also register on the registration page here. You must both register and pay in order to book your place at the conference.

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Register for SWAN Conference 2013

October 22, 2012 admin 0

Please register for the 2013 SWAN conference using the form below. Please visit the payment page in order to make pay for your place at the conference. You must both register and pay in order to book your place at the conference.

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‘Doing Radical Social Work Today?’ free workshop on 17 October, Birmingham

October 6, 2012 admin 0

SWAN West Midlands are hosting an a free workshop for social work students and practitioners at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 17th October. Entitled ‘Doing Radical Social Work Today?’, the workshop will attempt to address the questions: What is radical social work today? Where does it exist? What forms does it take in practice?

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Reflections on the Rochdale Report

October 1, 2012 admin 0

Last week the Review of Multi-agency Responses to the Sexual Exploitation of Children was released by Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board into the sexual exploitation of children in the local authority which dated back over several years. 9 men were jailed in May for grooming girls as young as 13. This story was accompanied by much national media coverage. Below Iain Ferguson, Social Work Action Network member and social work educator at the University of the West of Scotland, gives his analysis.