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Speakers announced for SWAN Conference 2015

January 15, 2015 admin 0

SWAN announced before Christmas that the 10th annual Social Work Action Network Conference will be entitled, The Politics of Hope: Fighting for the Future of Social Work. This will be held at the University of the West of Scotland (Paisley Campus), from Friday 10th – Saturday 11th April 2015. You can book online at the following link: https://eventbrite.com/event/2004729199/

We are pleased to announce two of the speakers at the event, Gerry Mooney of the Open University and Amal Azzudin of the Glasgow Girls.

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Motions for SWAN Conf 2014

April 2, 2014 admin 0

Please send any motions you have related to social work and social justice for the SWAN Conference 2014 Annual General Meeting (Saturday morning of the […]

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Documents for SWAN Conference 2014

March 30, 2014 admin 0

We are delighted to announce that the documents for this year’s SWAN Conference in Durham are now available. Please download these files at the foot of this article.

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Booking open for SWAN Conference 2014

November 21, 2013 admin 0

Social Work in a ‘cold climate’: fighting for good practice in times of austerity

Durham University and the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) are pleased to announce that the 9th National SWAN conference will be hosted at Durham University on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April 2014. Booking is now open.

In the context of savage cuts in public sector funding, ever increasing social work managerialism and stigmatization of service users, this conference will provide an important opportunity to debate ways of developing networks of resistance necessary to defend social justice-based social work and oppose the politics of austerity. This conference will mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the “Manifesto for a new engaged practice”, the founding document of the Social Work Action Network.

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SWAN Ireland 1st Annual Conference!

October 2, 2013 admin 0

“Building Alliance, Defending Services” – the Social Work Action Network Ireland 1st Annual Conference.

The theme of the conference will be building alliances in the struggle to defend services and challenge austerity measures.

The Social Work Action Network Ireland (SWAN Ireland) is a growing grassroots network of people who are concerned about the increase in structural inequalities in Irish society, the attacks on basic services and supports that the welfare state has traditionally provided people and the increasing privatisation of our once public services.

SWAN Ireland wants to build alliances with all social workers, social care workers, students, academics, family members, service users, welfare claimants, activists, trade unionists, advocacy workers and care workers, in order to fight for a just society that values people and solidarity at it’s core.

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Social Work Action Network Ireland 1st Annual Conference

September 29, 2013 admin 0

“Building Alliance, Defending Services” – the Social Work Action Network Ireland 1st Annual Conference.

The theme of the conference will be building alliances in the struggle to defend services and challenge austerity measures.

The Social Work Action Network Ireland (SWAN Ireland) is a growing grassroots network of people who are concerned about the increase in structural inequalities in Irish society, the attacks on basic services and supports that the welfare state has traditionally provided people and the increasing privatisation of our once public services.

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SWAN Conference 2014: Social Work in a Cold Climate

July 15, 2013 admin 0

The Social Work Action Network (SWAN) is pleased to announce that the 9th National SWAN conference will be hosted at Durham University on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April 2014.

In the context of savage cuts in public sector funding, ever increasing social work managerialism and stigmatization of service users, this conference will provide an important opportunity to debate ways of developing networks of resistance necessary to defend social justice based social work and oppose the catastrophic politics of austerity. This conference will mark the 10th anniversary since the publication of the “Manifesto for a new engaged practice”, the founding document of the Social Work Action Network.