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World Social Work Day 2019

Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships

This event is free for members of Making Research Count (MRC) – please book direct with your employer

A BASW event in association with Making Research Count which explores relationships in all aspects of social work practice.

Featuring workshops by social workers and people that use services, on relationship-based practice in learning disability, social work practice with refugees and people experiencing poverty

The day will also see the formal launch of the Capabilities Statement and the CPD Pathway in social work with people with learning disabilities, which have been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care.  This work is being led by BASW, with Support from Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfa).

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mark Trewin/Katie Weeks, Office of Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults
  • Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, High Commissioner, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Professor Gillian Ruch, University of Sussex
  • Professor Gavin Davidson, Queens University Belfast
  • Professor John Devaney, University of Edinburgh

Plus practice led workshops, coproduced with individuals that use services, to explore relationship-based practice:

  • Social work in refugee camps and places of armed conflict led by West Nile Consortium;
  • Learning disability - led and facilitated by people with lived experience of learning disability (and using statutory learning disability services)
  • Anti-poverty practice - by social work students and registered social workers.

BASW Photo Campaign

Get involved in the celebrations and capture this year's theme of 'Human Relationships' in a photo and tweet us your photo with #MyWSWDpic #WSWD19 and don't forget to tag us @BASW_UK

There will be prizes for the best picture.


Prideaux Lecture Theatre, Prideaux Building, Block G,

Enter via main St Thomas's Hospital entrance on Westminster Bridge Road,  

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