Interview with editor of Revolutionary Social Work, Masoud Kamali
SWAN-I member, Masoud Kamali, has brought together a selection of authors that shows how social work can be an active agent for promoting revolutionary changes in order to counter the global neoliberal market fundamentalism which is destroying our planet and ... Read More
Fear in Social Work – Podcast
Professor Brian Littlechild joins us to discuss where fear in practice is coming from in contemporary social work; why we need to start using the term fear again; and what can combat the levels of fear we experience when practising. Read More
Rights for Residents!
Rights for Residents is a grass roots campaign founded by Jenny Morrison and Diane Mayhew that aims to end the inhumane bans on visiting loved ones in care homes and other care settings. Together with our members we are the ... Read More
Wed 9th: Coronavirus, Mental Distress and Social Work
Join us for what promises to be an outstanding webinar on mental distress during COVID. The social work profession has largely gone unnoticed in trying to respond to the broad welfare needs of those heavily impacted by COVID. Equally unnoticed ... Read More
WATCH: Whose Side Are You On?
Social Work Action Network co-founder discusses the coming the several crises impacting on society and social work. This talk was give to radical social workers in the Philippines who are now part of SWAN-I, our international network of radical social ... Read More
Interview: Gerry Mooney on Poverty
Gerry Mooney is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology at the Open University and author on social policy, poverty and welfare. Read More
Workers’ Experience Meeting – 23rd July
Book here for the second Workers’ Experience meeting for UK social work practitioners, a closed event accessible to those who have registered via eventbrite. These meetings are safe spaces. We can only challenge the status quo, which forgets the centrality ... Read More
Being a social worker during COVID…
…and where this sits in the broad context of Children and Families social work. Read this interview with a Children and Families practitioner, as they reflect upon how COVID has stressed the inadequacies of modern social work. “I just don’t ... Read More
Video: COVID – Inequalities and Health
Swan’s Michael Lavalette interview’s author Lee Humber on issues of climate change, health inequalities and class in the context of COVID-19. Read More
WATCH: Human Right Live Stream
As part of our series of live streams based on covid-19 crisis and the impact on social work practice, we focused on human rights and how during this periods these have been reduced. We were happy to have Derek Boothy ... Read More
Reflections upon the realities of working during COVID-19
I am an Adults Services social worker, working from home with my partner and our children. While she’s a part time teacher, and it’s difficult on the days when we’re both working, we have work, we are managing and we are safe. That’s not ... Read More
Summary of the first Workers’ Experience Meeting: 7-5-20.
You may have noticed that SWAN is using a variety of formats to debate government policies and the role of social work during the current pandemic. Thursday evenings have seen us co-host several huge international webinars with the IFSW, as ... Read More