This event was the opening session for World Social Work Week hosted by BASW England.

Speakers including those with lived experience will reflect on practices and lessons here and abroad. This is the first of a week of BASW England activity and there will be learning for social workers in England looking to strengthen their practice.

Accompanying documents and resources: "Digital Direct: Performing Social Work Online" webinar


  • Maris Stratulis
    Director of BASW England will start off our week of BASW England activities during world social work month.
  • Ian Thomas
    Ian is our BASW England Patron and will be speaking about
  • Desi Lindstrom
    Desi is an indigenous Canadian who will be speaking about her personal experiences of being fostered and experiencing addictions in Canada. (This will be a recorded session).
  • Heidi Henderson
    Heidi is a social work manager from the west midlands with experience of working with children in care in South Africa. She will be reflecting on the value and importance of this year’s theme, Ubuntu.