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Historic Joint Press Release – Safeguarding the Profession Together

July 31, 2015 admin 0

Historic social work meeting agrees joint approach to safeguard and promote a valuable profession: 

A meeting of UK social work organisations has agreed to campaign collectively to safeguard their valuable profession. 

The representatives of the social work organisations have produced a joint statement that outlines their critique of Government policy and their intention to promote the profession.

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A Practitioner’s Perspective: A Plea for Social Work to be Recognised

July 25, 2015 admin 0

SWAN is clear in it’s stand against the privatised education schemes Frontline and Step Up. Deliberately undermining existing social work courses, and drastically reducing the scope of education upon which practitioners can base their practice, SWAN is deeply concerned about the growing moves to prioritise these courses above all others across the UK. As debate grows apparently preparing the way for a permanent split between Adult and Children and Families social work education, one social worker reflects upon the role of rounded education:

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July 6, 2015 admin 0

Following the historic vote by the Greek people to resist the Troika, and their refusal to accept even more crippling austerity, SWAN Scotland is hosting a public meeting in 2 weeks to discuss how we can offer solidarity.