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BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: 'Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?'

Should it be illegal to discriminate against children in care, care leavers or care experienced?

This event will explore the argument why ‘care experience’ should be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

Expected learning outcomes are -

  • Information for Social Workers and other professionals about what happens to those leaving care including later in life. 
  • An understanding of the lived experience of people with care experience. 
  • How social workers may strengthen their practice.
  • How local and national policies should change.

This meeting can be counted as a CPD activity and certificates will be available for members electronically after the event.

Samosas and refreshments will be available during the event.


  • Carolyne Willow, Article 39
  • Ian Gould, Every Child Leaving Care Matters
  • Jacqueline McCartney, Care Experienced Adult
  • Ben Westwood,  Care Experienced Adult and author of Poems from a Runaway