Send us your ‘Frontline articles’: help tell the story of social work today


In daily working life social workers see, first hand, what poverty, inequality and oppression are doing to people’s lives. We should not keep silent.

We think the SWAN site can be a great public space for service users and workers to tell the world about the reality of modern social work. We want your stories – good, bad and tragic – and we will upload them for others to share. In this way we can start to think about the problems and human suffering we meet every day and, from here, start to think, collectively, about what we can and should do to bring about real change for the better to people’s lives.

Send your stories and articles to the SWAN site – and remember to let us know if you want to be named or not. We are willing to post articles anonymously to protect workers from managers who are only too willing to bully and harass those that speak out.

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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.