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29 November 2023



29 November 2023

Scottish Association of Social Work


SASW Conference 2023 - Reclaiming the Social in Social Work

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Join this online conference from SASW 'Reclaiming the Social in Social Work' and take part in a range of workshops and seminars.


10:00 - 10:10 Conference Opening Toyin Okpaje Vice Chair of SASW Committee

10:10 - 10:30 Voice of Lived Experience Dr Katriona O'Sullivan, Digital Skills Lecturer, Maynooth University

10:30 - 10:50 Putting the 'Social' back into Social Work Relationships Prof. Mark Smith, Professor of Social Work, University of Dundee

10:50 - 11:00 BASW Codes of Ethics within the Codes of Practice Laura Lamb, Director of Workforce, Education & Standards, SSSC

11:00 - 11:20 How Scottish Government can enable the 'Social' in Social Work Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Advisor, Scottish Government

11:20 - 11:40 Ministerial Address Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs

11:40 - 12:00 Questions & Closing All Presenters

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00 First Workshop

14:00 – 14:15 Comfort Break

14:15 – 15:15 Second Workshop

Workshop A Community Social Work in Practice Across the UK, Colin Turbett

Workshop B Guiding Light: Harnessing Reflective Supervision for Effective Social Work Practice, University of Bath and Social Workers Union

Workshop C Poetry for Wellbeing, Dr Autumn Roesch-March, Dr Ariane Critchley and Samuel Tongue (Scottish Poetry Library)

Workshop D System Change Work around Children and Families, Barnardos and Renfrewshire Council

Workshop E Breaking Down Barriers: The Identification and Support of Adult and Young Carers from Hard-to-Reach Communities, Young Carers and Milan Senior Welfare Organisation

Workshop F Self Directed Support: Making a Difference and Changing Lives, SDS Scotland, Social Work Scotland and Expert by Experience Sarah Anderson

Workshop G Working with African Families: A toolkit for the Social Care Workforce, Passion 4 Fusion and IRISS

15:15 – 15:35 Poetry and Putting the ‘Social’ back into Social Work Jackie Kay, Poet

15:35 – 15:45 Final Thoughts & Conference Closing Alison Bavidge, SASW

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Scottish Association of Social Work

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