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Panorama, Castlebeck and Privatisation

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by Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University (June 2011)

The recent BBC Panorama programme about the abuse of learning disabled people at the Winterbourne View Hospital run by Castlebeck is a moment in which we need to begin to start talking, yet again, about the way these issues have been facilitated by the privatisation of Adult Social Care.

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News and updates

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•The 6th SWAN National Conference 2011: This event has been organised in collaboration with In Defence of Youth Work and will have the theme of  […]

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SWAN membership: how to join

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SWAN Membership and Change of Circumstances Form The cost of membership is £10 Full/ £5 Concessions per year. You can download the SWAN membership form […]

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London SWAN event 5th March 2011 Changes in Social Work our response

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This London regional half day seminar (10am-2pm) looks at The Social Work Reform Board, its recent report and proposals during an initial session. The second part of the event will consider the action service users, practitioners, educators and students can take to prevent the damaging cuts to our services.

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intro

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SWAN is a loose network of social work practitioners, academics, students and social welfare service users united in their concern that social work activity is being undermined by managerialism and marketisation, by the stigmatisation of service users and by welfare cuts and restrictions.
 
The adjacent video provides a flavour of SWAN’s position and activities.

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Information For registered users

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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

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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.