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BASW vlog update

BASW member and Council member Julia Ross joins Ruth Allen CEO BASW in conversation for our latest update

The first of a series of vlogs with BASW CEO Ruth Allen over the next month exploring our history, our present and our future as part of BASW’s 50th birthday celebrations in June. 

Join in the conversation on Twitter with #BASW50

Today's vlog shared on 29th May - is also a related birthday – it is 50 years since the enactment of the Local Authority Social Services Act – the LSSA – in England and Wales. 

Ruth is joined by Julia Ross who is a member of BASW Council and has been a BASW member since finishing her generic training between 1970 and 1972 after an initial career in nursing.

Hear reflections on social work in England since the 1970s and coming up to date with how those professional roots have informed her career and who and what social work is today. 

Julia has had a long career as a social worker in London and Scotland, went into management and has held senior roles including joint Director of social services and CEO of a PCT within the Department of Health.

For the last 9 years she has been working social work and the digital field.

Read the full transcript for the vlog here.

You may also like to read this related blog from the good BASW-associated folk at Social Work, Cats and Rocket Science also about the birthday of social services with a focus on lessons for social work with adults.

BASW 50th Anniversary Virtual Festival - Over two days, join in a number of one hour online ‘stages’ to celebrate 50 years of the association and the future of social work.  Monday, 22 June 2020 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 9:00pm

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