Events in the SWU calendar
This session features a presentation from Belfast HSC Trust and the BASW/SWU A&R Team, and is open to members who may wish to come forward to give evidence at the Muckamore Abbey Hospital Inquiry.
It’s not too late to register for SWU’s Training & Development Day in Manchester on Saturday 23rd September 2023.
Four social work students / apprentices have each won a prize of £500 for their outstanding essays on supporting diverse communities across the UK.
The highlight of the Durham Miner’s Gala weekend was the launch of the GFTU Educational Trust’s new training programme.
Social Workers are urged to find out more about how the SWU Campaign Fund could help them raise awareness of issues which they see in their work and among the vulnerable people they support.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) outlined how it operates and how social workers can seek its support and protection.
Join SWU and BASW Cymru on June 28th from 12:30-13:30 for this online Community of Practice.
A group of neurodivergent social workers is calling for fellow professionals to join them in adopting a new employers’ pledge to celebrate neurodiversity in the profession.
This free event organised by IPSO, SWU, and BASW will help social workers understand press regulation and editorial standards.
“The conditions social workers and educational psychologists are witnessing today are like those which nineteenth century poor law campaigners reported.”
The special BASW NI Community of Practice with SWU was an excellent discussion on future campaigning and models for working together.
Let’s talk about stress and burnout in social work.
These awards will recognise outstanding reporting of social work and build on the new guidelines on media reporting of social workers launched by SWU.
Dr Pete Unwin and SWU Vice Chair and AAG Chair Angi Naylor will be joining up with The Blakenhall Writers once again at this BASW Black Country Branch Event in Wolverhampton.
SWU General Secretary John McGowan will visit BASW Northern Ireland to discuss the work of the Union and the SWU Campaign Fund.
Scottish Parliamentarians will debate a petition calling for bursaries for social work students on 22 March 2023 – watch it online!
We invite members and new faces alike to visit us at our stall at the COMPASS Jobs Fair in Birmingham on March 20th.
Social work students and apprentices: submit your best argument for this year’s question for the chance to win £500.
Social workers are invited to attend this free professional lecture by Professor Jermaine Ravalier on March 23rd at 6pm in Bath.
All social workers and social work students in the UK are welcome to attend this free online advice and representation session.
The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Social Workers Union will be held online on Friday 29th September 2023 from 2pm – 4pm. This event is for SWU members only.
A group of practising social workers – who are all in the process of overcoming adversity in the workplace – explored the commonalities between their issues in a recent webinar organised by the SWU Campaign Fund. Social worker, Lisa Fitzpatrick, explained what sparked the idea for the webinar: “I’m very conscious that we have members…
Join SWU at this year’s Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) Conference. This year’s SASW Conference will be held online from November 22nd – 23rd and then followed by an informal social reception on the evening of Wednesday November 23rd in Edinburgh. This conference is free for SASW members and all students. As we continue…
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 6pm on Zoom The Social Workers Union is hosting a webinar exploring the stepping stones that social workers can take in the fight for decent working conditions. This webinar organised by the SWU Campaign Fund will take place on Wednesday 2nd November at 6pm and last one hour. In the webinar we will…