Plenary One: RACE, RACISM AND REFUGEES
Dr Michael Lavalette on the government’s PREVENT policy.
Social Work Without Borders, a new initiative creating solidarity between social work and refugees and migrants.
Social Work First on taking social work skills to Calais’ refugees.
Movement for Justice on fighting the scapegoating of refugees and migrants.
Plenary Two: THE PRIVATISATION OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
Dr Terry Murphy on the privatisation of social work’s education framework.
Helen Davies, both a practitioner and a UNISON campaigner in Barnet, facing total service privatisation.
Tom Robinson, a student at the University of Sussex on the removal of student bursaries and the moving into practice.
Plenary Three: CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH
Denise McKenna on the Mental Health Resistance Network
Jeremy Weinstein, therapist/counsellor, on the Mental Health Charter offering a blueprint for solidarity, resistance and change in the face of a massive health crisis in the UK.
Dr Peter Beresford, author of “All Our Welfare: Towards Participatory Social Policy” and a user of mental health services.