We want to develop a network of service users, practicitioners, academics and students to support radical and progressive social work. We need a social work that is ready to challenge oppressive practice, that means working collectively across the country and internationally to advance Social Work.
A Tribute to Michael Ridge: A Champion of The Rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
A tribute to Michael Ridge, Community Social Worker SWAN was saddened to learn of the recent death of Community Social Worker and champion of the rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities, Michael Ridge. Thanks To Jenny Daly. Read More
How To Assess Needs Without Focusing Upon Cost: Lawful And Ethical Practice – A Resource
LAWFUL AND ETHICAL PRACTICE IN ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT PLANNING Advice for social workers Many social workers believe the ambitions of the Care Act are being thwarted by its implementation. They feel demoralised, and uneasy about the role they are being ... Read More
Factsheet For Practitioners And Campaigners – No Recourse To Public Funds
Download and share an information sheet here, designed to inform practice with those who cannot access public funds. Read More