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BASW UK Conference and AGM 2018

BASW Annual UK Conference and AGM 2018 will be held on Wednesday, 13th June 2018.

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Less than one mile from Cardiff Central Train Station and five miles from junction 32 of the M4

The conference "Social Work Practice and Policy: Owning Our Future" is open to members and non-members and will begin 9:00am - 1.30pm followed by free lunch. The Annual General Meeting for members only from 2:15pm - 4:30pm.

BASW will be showcasing our anti-poverty work and interconnections with new developments and areas of social work practice; including community development in Adults Services, strengths-based community resilience, mental health and children's systemic social work.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children and Social Care, Welsh Government
  • Sean Holland, Chief Social Work Officer (NI)
  • Professor Donald Forrester, Director of CASCADE School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Guy Shennan, outgoing Chair of BASW
  • Gerry Nosowska, newly elected Chair of BASW 

Workshops by:

  • Kim-Inspire, Award winning charity providing professional, high quality mental health support in the community
  • Godfred Boahen, Policy Research Officer BASW - Developing an anti-poverty practice guide for BASW
  • Swansea Co-production Network


  • Gabalfa Community Choir 
  • Lowri Mair, Harpist