Events over the summer have seen the horrific legitimisation of overt racism and fascism across the globe. Despite Britain remembering the 70th anniversary of Partition in India, we are seeing the dramatic rise of hate along faith-based, colour-based and ethnicity-based lines. Stand Up To Racism are hosting an important conference in London on the 21st October, and you can buy low cost tickets here. SWAN is an affiliate member of SUTR and we will do all we can to promote this event.
The latest bulletin includes an introduction to Social Workers For Choice, to ‘dilemmas cafes’, and a piece on the sexual harassment of female social workers. Click here to read the full bulletin.
The UN Open Letter makes a powerful statement regarding the devastation that power asymmetries and the dominance of a biomedical model have had upon mental health provision in the UK. We encourage you to circulate this letter, as well as the UN report.
The Scottish Social Services Council, working with partners across the sector, has recently reviewed social work education in Scotland. One of the recommendations is that Scotland should introduce a mandatory, supported first year in practice for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs). The Scottish Government are considering this recommendation and are now seeking to find out the sector’s views. A decision will then be made about undertaking further work on what a supported year might look like and how this could be delivered and resourced.
We are seeking views from organisations and individuals with an interest in the education of social workers. You can pass this link on to others, noting that we are distributing the link widely including to all registered social workers and social work students. Your views can make a difference – the views of the sector will influence what happens next, so please complete the survey.
The survey will take ~5 minutes to complete. You can take part in the survey by clicking on the link below:
The survey will remain open until 5pm on Friday 1st September 2017.
Your survey responses will be fully anonymous and will be stored securely. They will be accessed only by the relevant Scottish Government research team for the purposes of evaluation.
Thank you in advance for your help.