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World Social Work Week 2021

The 22 to the 28 of March is World Social Work Week for us in Scotland. We are delighted to be marking the occasion with the following events..

SASW: Scottish Parliament Hustings

22 March   16:30-18:30

Join SASW at our *virtual" Hustings ahead of the Scottish Parliament Elections 2021.
Hear the views of MSPs from each of the parties on issues such as poverty and human rights, and find out about the parties policies on the future of social work. This is your chance to ask questions that matter to you. 

Register here. 


Ubuntu: Challenging Racism in Social Work 

24 March      16:00 - 17:30 

“In a [multifaceted] racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist.  We must be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis

SASW round table event with Narinder Sidhu (BASW Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead Officer), Oluwatoyin Adenugba-Okpaje (Social worker and SASW committee member) and Karin Heber (SASW Professional Officer).

We will discuss the findings from SASW’s recent ‘Racism, Prejudice and Discrimination in social work’ survey and talk more in small groups what we can do individually and within our organisations to challenge racism in social work.

Register here. 


We're In This Together: Resilience and Wellbeing in Social Work 

25 March   12:30-13:30 

This webinar will cover the working conditions of social workers, research findings around 'Spectrums' of emotional resilience in social work practice and making well-being a reality. With John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union, Sarah Rose, Teaching Fellow and PhD student, University of Edinburgh and Dr Neil Thompson, independent writer, educator and advisor. 

Register here.