HERE IT IS! The Final Conference Timetable!

SWAN National Conference 2018: Whose Side Are We On? Social Work, Austerity, Racism and Resistance!

20-21 April

University of Essex (Southend Campus)


Friday, 20th April:

12.30              Delegate registration at the University

13.30              Keynote Presentation “Social Rights and Social Justice”

Speaker: Professor Paul Hunt (University of Essex)

14.15              Break – tea/coffee/biscuits provided

14.30              Workshop Stream 1

  1. 30 Break

16.00               1st Plenary: Inequality and the crisis in housing and social care


  • Peter Beresford (University of Essex),
  • Moyra Samuels (Justice4Grenfell),
  • Laura Owens (Lecturer in Social Care, Social Worker and organiser of Save Our Bield, a campaign against the closure of care homes in Scotland)

17.30               End of day 1



19.30-22.00: Evening dinner and Social Event:

  • Option for delegates to have a 3 course hot meal with music

The dinner option will be offered to delegates as an extra.  Timings –Cost per head £15.00 + VAT.


Saturday, 21st April


09.00              AGM

10.00             Plenary 2: The Crisis of Children and Children’s Services


June Thoburn (University of East Anglia),

Carolyn Willow (Children’s rights campaigner),

Kai Fletcher (Young Advocate Team Leader)

11.30             Break (tea/coffee/biscuits provided)

11.45              Workshops Stream 2

12.45             Lunch (provided)

13.45              Plenary 3: Racism and the Rise of Right Wing Populism


Dora Teloni (Greece- Athens School of Social Work),

CAST- Southend (,

Weyman Bennett (Stand Up to Racism).

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