BASW's Annual UK Conference & Annual General Meeting 2017

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Wednesday 26th April 2017

Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool, L1 8LW

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Social work and social movements

BASW UK Conference and Annual General Meeting 2017

General meetings of members of the Association are the means by which members hold Council (BASW’s Directors) to account, vote in new Council members, accept audited accounts, vote upon constitutional issues and debate matters of policy and strategy.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the British Association of Social Workers will be held on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 at the Hilton Liverpool City Centre, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW.


9.00       Refreshments

9.30       100 Miles 1000 pictures – stills and film from the #bootoutausterity walk

9.35       Welcome from Vice Chair and Chair of BASW

9.50       Donna Peach: what we learnt on the walk

10.05     Professor Michael Lavalette: social workers as activists

10.20     Professor June Thoburn: the tradition and importance of politically engaged social work

10.35     Panellists 5 minutes response to the presentations, then discussion and audience Q&A:


  • Hillsborough Support Group
  • Charlotte Hughes, austerity blogger
  • Professor Michael Lavalette
  • Roger Lewis Disabled People Against the Cuts
  • Donna Peach
  • Professor June Thoburn

 Question to address: ‘What should social workers and other professionals be doing to challenge poverty, austerity and stigma now?  And what does this mean for practice and the education of social workers?’

11.00     Refreshments & networking

11.30     Phil Wilshire & Lucy Johnstone: a social movement for mental health

12.00     Abyd Quinn Aziz: Refugees and community action in Wales

12.15     Emad Lilo: social work with complex needs in refugee and asylum seeking communities

12.30     Table top discussions: What are the implications of what we have heard for social work practice and collective action?

13.00     Closing remarks: Chair

13.15     Lunch & networking

14.00     AGM


Cost: FREE (lunch, tea and coffee included)

Formal Notice and Special Resolutions

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*Programme subject to change

Date : 26th April 2017

Time : 9.30 - 17.00

CPD : Up to 7 Hours

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