Solidarity With West Dunbartonshire
In June, West Dunbartonshire workers took the decision to vote for strike action, should their working conditions fail to immediately improve. SWAN Stands In Solidarity With West Dunbartonshire’s Social Workers As They Vote To Strike The needs and safety of ... Read More
Chinese Social Workers Arrested
Defend Chinese Social Workers! On Wednesday (8 May) Chinese police raided the offices of Hope college, a community centre in the southern city of Guangzhou that helps and supports migrant workers attending vocational schools. They detained social worker Liang Zicun ... Read More
SWAN SUPPORTS PROTESTS AGAINST TOMMY ROBINSON
NO TO FASCIST TOMMY ROBINSON IN SALFORD Fascist ‘Tommy Robinson’ has called a rally against the BBC in Salford, Greater Manchester on Saturday 23 February. The convicted racist criminal has no right to be on our publicly paid TV service ... Read More
Social Workers invited to Palestine April 2019 with PALUK.
Proposed Social Work trip to Palestine April 2019 Palestine UK Social Work Network (PALUK) This Network was conceived following the launch of the Global Development Agenda for Social Work, which was launched at the 2010 Biennial IFSW Global Conference. Under ... Read More
SWAN statement on Bristol’s social care: When ‘Better Care’ means worse care.
Austerity hit Bristol City’s social care services – when “Better Care” is worse care. The South West region of the Social Work Action Network (a nation-wide, radical, campaigning organisation of social work and social care practitioners, students, service users, carers ... Read More
Swan Pickets The SWA 2018 Ceremony: SWA Forced To Recognise Strength Of Feeling
SWAN PICKETS THE 2018 SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS SWAN and our supporters took the case against unethical corporate sponsorship to the Social Worker of the Year Awards and held a friendly picket outside London’s plush Royal Lancaster Hotel ... Read More
Update On The Campaign Against Corporate Sponsorship At SWA + CYPN Awards Ceremonies.
SWAN and In Defence of Youth Work are both concerned about the corporate sponsorship of awards ceremonies for Social Work and Youth Work from organisations profiting from austerity or human rights abuses: https://socialworkfuture.org/2018/10/08/statement-released-condemning-capita-and-ingeus-involvement-in-awards/ Statement Released Condemning Capita and Ingeus … ... Read More
Statement Released Condemning Capita and Ingeus Involvement In Awards
SWAN Statement condemning the corporate sponsorship of the 2018 Social Worker of the Year by Capita and Children & Young People Now Awards by Ingeus SWAN is extremely concerned at the level of corporate sponsorship creeping back into those ... Read More
SWAN Statement Regarding Use of Children As Spies: Call For An Immediate Cessation
SWAN was appalled to learn of the coercion of children in the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) programme concerning terrorism, child sexual exploitation and gangs involved in drug dealing (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/20/child-spies-used-only-when-very-necessary-says-downing-street). SWAN is fundamentally opposed to the use of children in ... Read More
Social Work Without Borders Represents Social Workers At The Anti Trump Rally
Follow this link to the SWWB webpage, where you can photos of the day, and our joint statement condemning the US policy of family separation. https://www.socialworkerswithoutborders.org/campaigning/ Read More
Is Social Work A Profession Still Worth Fighting For?
In Salford on July 19th, this challenging question will be debated at a Unison meeting with contributions from SWAN and DPAC. Please find below the flyer details – do share with all interested parties. Please do consider attending. Read More
The Case Against Extended Frontline: Letter of Objection
SWAN is a co-signature on the following letter – please feel free to circulate and to contact MPs. OPEN LETTER Nadhim Zahawi MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families Department for Education By email 10th May ... Read More
Statement from Social Work Without Borders: Afghan Child’s challenge to the Government
SWWB supports Afghan Child’s challenge to the Government over failure to adhere to DUBS amendment (ZS and High Court Challenge) https://www.duncanlewis.co.uk/immigration_news/‘REJECTNO_FAM’_our_fight_for_the_abandoned_children_of_Calais__(20_February_2017).html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/teenage-refugees-high-court-challenge-could-give-hope-to-thousands The Calais refugee camp ‘The Jungle’ was brutally dismantled by French riot police on the orders of the ... Read More