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North East Branch - Annual Members Meeting

Let’s stop feeding the risk monster and start protecting children and supporting families properly!

Join us for the BASW England North East Branch annual members meeting, with presentation from Prof. Brid Featherstone.

  • 5:45pm – 6:00pm Welcome and introductions
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Presentation – Prof. Brid Featherstone
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm Branch Annual Members meeting for BASW members or those interested in becoming members

Brid Featherstone, in collaboration with Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Sue White published Protecting Children – A Social Model. This important book provides an exciting framework for change in the child protection system.

This talk will challenge the existing notions of child protection, revealing the limits and explain how the protective capabilities within families and communities can be mobilised, placing ethics and human rights at the centre of everyday conversations and practices.

About the speaker

Brid joined the University of Huddersfield in October 2015 as Professor of Social Work. She qualified as a social worker and worked in the field of social work from 1982-1992. She has been involved in social work education and research since then and has worked at universities in Ireland, England and Germany.

Brid has an international reputation in the areas of gender, fathers and child protection. Her recent co-authored book (with Sue White and Kate Morris) 'Re-imagining Child Protection: towards humane social work with families' has been highly influential and led to invitations to speak and advise on reforming child protection nationally and internationally. An article with White and Morris 'A marriage made in hell: early intervention meets child protection’, British Journal of Social Work, 44, 1735-1749

Light refreshments will be provided

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