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During the re-energising national conference in Durham this weekend, SWAN is pleased to announce that the following motion was passed unanimously regarding a Mental Health charter (which you can download at the foot of the page).

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Le Grand review - the marketisation and outsourcing of children’s social care is the aim writes Jolyon Jones (SWAN West Midlands).

“ The game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple” 
Omar Little

Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:14

Forget Birmingham’s children, the Le Grand review of Birmingham’s failing children’s social care department is part of a bigger national political game and Birmingham’s failings are Michael Gove’s opportunities.

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Last year, SWAN wrote of Tory ConDem cabinet member and Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attack on social work. Many academics involved in SWAN and others issued a joint letter rejecting his claims in the immediate aftermath.

Now, a matter of weeks later, SWAN is pleased to release the pamphlet, 'In Defence of Social Work: Why Michael Gove is wrong'.

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