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Please respond International Definition of Social Work

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by Vassilis Ioakimidis, April 2011

At this weekend’s SWAN national conference in Birmingham, our attention was drawn to two issues under debate in social work academia. These have great significance for all those who believe that social work should be embedded in social justice and human rights. Conference agreed to remit a united SWAN response on these matters to the steering committee.

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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 […]