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Educators and Researchers Stand up for Social Work!!

October 20, 2014 admin 0

On Friday  (17 October, 2014) the annual meeting of the ‘All Ireland Social Work Educators and Researchers’ Forum’ took place. Held this year at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and representing  social work educators, located in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, this motion was agreed;

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In memoriam – Rona Woodward

October 8, 2014 admin 0

SWAN has received news that this morning (Wednesday 8th October 2014) our friend and colleague, Rona Woodward (McLeod), lecturer in social work at the University of Stirling, Scotland passed away this morning after a long illness. The following piece is a short tribute by SWAN founding member and close colleague of Rona’s, Iain Ferguson.

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Letter to Sir Albert Bore – underinvestment in Birmingham children’s social care

October 7, 2014 admin 0

West Midlands SWAN, in conjunction with Birmingham Unison and Birmingham Against the Cuts, have written to Sir Albert Bore – Leader of Birmingham City Council – about its cuts to children’s services budgets and links between these cuts and public criticism of children’s services in the city. This includes the OFSTED Inspection of safeguarding services in September 2012 which rated those services to be inadequate.

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SWAN Brighton group

October 4, 2014 admin 0

SWAN Brighton formed in November 2013 and are now pleased to promote themselves more widely. The group meets regularly for peer support and planning of […]

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Public meeting: No to Privatization – the future of children’s services in Birmingham

October 4, 2014 admin 0

On Thursday 23rd October, West Midlands SWAN in conjuction with UNISON and Birmingham Against the Cuts, will host a meeting entitled ‘No to Privatization: the future of children’s services in Birmingham and the national implications’. The meeting’s main speakers will be Professor Sue White and Helga Pile (Social Care Lead, Unison). This will be held from 7pm in Committee Rooms 3-4, Birmingham Council House.