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SWAN supports calls for a Day of Action, July 8th

June 26, 2015 admin 0

SWAN supports calls for Day of Action on 8th July

“The Social Work Action Network is supporting calls for a Day of Action on July 8th in response to the Budget announcement from George Osborne to cut £12billion from the welfare budget.

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SWAN UK Steering Committee 2015-2016

June 23, 2015 admin 0

SWAN elects our National Steering Committee each year during the AGM, usually held on the second morning of our excellent annual conferences. All members are encouraged to attend the AGM.

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Letter to MPs responding to the criminalising of social workers

June 20, 2015 admin 0

The Conservative government has recently demonstrated its commitment to legislation that criminalises social workers “who lack, “the professional curiosity to explore the underlying reasons for challenging behaviour, or who knew abuse was being ignored and did not speak out.”” (CommunityCare.co.uk 17.6.2015). Such plans are an unprecedented attack upon the public sector, and those workers striving to safe lives in the face of massive cuts and huge workloads. Swan has produced a letter that you can use as a guide for writing to your MP, requesting an inquiry into and a block of this legislative bill. 

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Resources Article

June 6, 2015 admin 0

Here we aim to provide a range of resources for use by members and groups. Check back often.

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What does a Radical Model of Theory and Practice have to offer Social Work Practitioners in Contemporary Social Work with Adults?

June 3, 2015 admin 0

SWAN is pleased to share the following article written by Holly Luther, Final Year Social Work Student at the University of Bath – it is a great take on what radical practice has to offer social work with adults today. Holly’s ideas and passion for this topic and article stemmed from her second year placement spent in a community team for adults with learning disabilities, and teaching from now retired lecturer, Mark Baldwin.

Radical social work is one of many social work theories that provides an insight into the causes of hardship for individuals and offers ways in which we could approach these problems and support the people we as social workers come in to contact with. This article will provide an overview of radical social work, its history and development as well as its place in reintroducing a framework for social work practice today.