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Social Work in Disasters Conference 2019

Defining the role of the social worker in emergency response

Join us for this full day conference, featuring workshops to discuss the role of the social workers in situations including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and large-scale accidents.

BASW England together with social workers and leaders in local and national government, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience are working collaboratively in raising the profile of the social worker in the role of emergency response and disasters.  

Workshops will cover:

  • Key stages of disaster management and support.
  • Sharing difficult news, assessing need and co-ordinating services.
  • How to support community recovery.
  • Voices of those with lived experience.
  • Self-care and support. 
  • Guidance on CPD.

As part of our ongoing work we have agreed a joint statement with ADASS , hosted a fringe event at the NCASC Conference last November and are currently developing a CPD standard for social workers in this area of increasing priority and practice. The Social Work in Disasters Conference is the next step in consolidating the role of the social worker in emergency response and developing partnership collaboration and excellence in practice CPD standards.

For more information on our work click here.  Programme details to follow

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