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SWU's student essay competition

How do we build stronger relationships between social workers and people using services?

How do we build stronger relationships between social workers and people using services?

That’s the question being asked in this year’s social work student’s essay writing competition by the Social Workers Union.

Essays must be between 750-1,000 words and the four winners will receive £500 each plus see their work published in a BASW e-book celebrating the association’s 50th birthday.

John McGowan, general secretary of SWU, said: “The relationship between social worker and service user is a key element of the process of engaging and working together. Connecting with and actively engaging service users will make them feel at ease when they link with services so what better theme to have for our future social workers?”

Entries should be typed, include full the entrants name, the question title and references. Email to joanne.marciano@swu-union.org.uk by 5 June.

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