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Information For registered users

September 30, 2011 admin 0

Welcome to the SWAN website. If you wish to submit an article/ contribution for consideration from the steering committee please email the administrator (ioakimides@gmail.com) and […]

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Final list of speakers at SWAN conference 2011

September 30, 2011 admin 0

A list of speakers and contributors for the 6th annual SWAN conference, 15-16 April, can be found below.

Speaker Biographies

Sue White

Sue White is Professor of Social Work (Children and Families) at the University of Birmingham. She is a registered social worker and was employed as a practitioner and manager in statutory children’s services for 13 years.  Her research focuses primarily on the analysis of professional decision making in child welfare practice. During 2009 Sue served on the Social Work Task Force and now sits on the Social Work Reform Board. She is Chair of the Association of Professors of Social Work and is currently serving on the Reference Group for the Munro Review of Child Protection in England.

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Disability activists fight back and win

September 30, 2011 admin 0

by Rich Moth, April 2011

Last week, action by four disabled residents in the High Court successfully overturned Birmingham City Council’s plans to raise their eligibility thresholds to critical. The council will be forced to go back to the drawing board with its adult social care budget plans. You can read more about this victory at the following links:

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Coventry and Warwickshire SWAN meeting – 25th March

September 30, 2011 admin 0

Coventry and Warwickshire SWAN meeting – 25th March

Following the recent student protests against the cuts, a small number of students and lecturers at both Coventry and Warwick Universities have been working towards the establishment of a sub regional SWAN based at the two universities. The context is plain and simple; the massive cuts agenda in public services along with proposals for the wholesale privatisation of health, welfare and education.

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Join SWAN & social media

August 29, 2011 admin 0

SWAN is a membership organisation and we are dependent on the funds of members, plus what monies we take from our annual conference to run […]

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SWAN Conference 2014

August 29, 2011 admin 0

Change the course of social work   The next SWAN national conference is the eighth. It takes place at Durham University on Friday 11th and […]

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What is SWAN?

August 29, 2011 admin 0

     SWAN is a democratic, grassroots organisation – policy making and elections take place at the AGM during the annual conference’ Social Work Manifesto. […]

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Call for proposals – SWAN conference 2012

August 15, 2011 admin 0

The Seventh Annual Social Work Action Network Conference (SWAN) will be hosted by Liverpool Hope University on 30 and 31 March 2012

There will be two sessions of the conference made available to people to present their own research or conduct workshops. We are keen to facilitate alternative styles of presentation and would encourage people to consider group presentations, dramas, art-based workshops, social pedagogical based presentations as well, of course, as more traditional research presentations.