Final timetable – SWAN Conf 2012

Besides the key note speakers including Professor Danny Dorling, there are plenary sessions on ‘What Happened to Anti-Racist Social Work?’, ‘Social Work and the Struggle for Social Justice in an International Context’ (with speakers from Hungary, Slovenia and Ireland) and ‘Building Alliances, Defending Welfare’.

In addition there are numerous radical workshops, including themed plenary workshops: The Crisis in Children and Families Social Work; Adult Social Care – The Crisis of Marketization; a session organised by ‘In Defence of Youth work’; a Debate on Age Assessments of Asylum Seeking Childre; ‘Dale Farm’, Traveller Communities and Social Work (organised by Liverpool Irish Centre) and The Crisis in Mental Health.

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