Booking open for SWAN Conference 2014

The plenary sessions at this year’s conference are:

– Building Critical Alliances, Mending the Gap in Social Work’
– Fighting for good practice in times of austerity
– History and future challenges for social work

This year’s conference will provide a forum for social work practitioners, academics, service users, students and activists to discuss:
–    Defending good social work practice and promoting social justice-based approaches in times of austerity.
–    The impact of austerity and development of alternatives.
–    Building critical alliances in defence of social work and social justice.
–    History of radicalism in social and community work.
–    10 years from the publication from the “Manifesto for a new engaged practice”: the emergence of new radicalism and future directions for the Social Work Action Network.
–    Social movements and international social work.
–    Developing a progressive pedagogy in social work education.

Please see the bottom of this article for a number of documents for download: draft programme, how to get to the conference, call for papers, seminars & workshops. Audience at SWAN Conf 2013

In order to complete your online registration please click here. A flyer for the conference is downloadable at the foot of the page.
Conference fees for 2014 are:
£15 Students
£35 Waged
£65 Academics, trade union representatives
Free for service users and asylum seekers

Accommodation (not included in the registration fee):
(There is only a limited number of university provided accommodation in this price. Please book early to avoid disappointment) – £40 (single en suite)

Conference Dinner (not included in the registration fee) – £15

Should you have any queries regarding booking and accommodation, please contact

If you have any questions abouth the content and themes of the conference please contact Vasilios Ioakimidis

Please send you abstracts to (for more infomation read the call for papers)

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We want to develop a network of service users, practicitioners, academics and students to support radical and progressive social work. We need a social work that is ready to challenge oppressive practice, that means working collectively across the country and internationally to advance Social Work.