Resources for your use

This section contains a variety of valuable resources for practice and campaigning.

Newsletters. You can access copies of the previous SWAN newsletters which are attractively laid out and provide a flavour of SWAN’s regular activities. Please note that you can also sign up to receive new editions of the newsletter within this menu item.

Practice notes. SWAN launched the ‘Practice Notes’ series in 2011. These are campaigning advice leaflets which provide guidance and strategies to social workers for challenging cuts to social care.

Previous SWAN conference materials. An assortment of presentations, articles and links from the rich range of experience and knowledge shared at SWAN national conferences.

Video. At present this section has links to footage of the 2009 SWAN conference ‘Child Protection in the Aftermath of Baby P’. We are hoping to add to this section in future from other conferences.

Around the web. This section contains links to items to which SWAN wishes to draw your attention. This may include social care news stories, mainstream media commentary on social policy, alternative activist media sources or individual blogs.

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