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Out of the Shadows – the role of social workers in disasters

BASW England wants to hear from people with lived experience and social workers involved in disaster and emergency responses past and present including the COVID 19 pandemic for book development.

BASW England is developing a book which will focus on the poignant and important personal stories of people with lived experiences of disaster.

The book will explore how being directly affected by an emergency or disaster has significant consequences for individuals and communities and how individuals involved in such events have diverse experiences.  

We would like to hear from people with lived experience and social workers involved in disaster and emergency responses past and present, including the COVID 19 pandemic, to explore possible contributions for the book.

The book will also include voices of social workers and their organisational leaders who have been directly involved in providing support in disasters, their reflections and sharing learning for the future.

We will work with you and support you to share your stories and experiences in a book that will highlight the shared experiences of those with lived experience and social workers directly involved in emergency/disaster response work in England.  

If you would like to share your story and get involved in this work please send an e-mail to Lisa.Kennedy@basw.co.uk expressing your interest by Friday 27 June