SWAN is pleased to announce its 'Practice Notes' series. These are campaigning advice leaflets which provide guidance and strategies to social workers for challenging cuts to social care.

Practice notes will be available for download from this page. The first, based on the campaign in Solihull against cuts to the Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's budget, is available below.

Michael Lavalette, SWAN National Convenor, commented, "I'm delighted that SWAN has started a new series of Practice Notes. Our first draws on the experience of SWAN activists in the Midlands and offers some ideas about what social workers can do when faced with cuts to services for refugee children and young people. These Practice Notes can be accessed on our website and will be - we hope - the first of many."



  • Hope for Social Work: Baby P Pamphlet

SWAN put together a booklet on debates and issues raised by the Baby P events in 2009. The booklet runs to 116 pages and includes contributions from leading social work academics (including Peter Beresford, Sue White, Chris Jones), frontline workers, service users and trade union officials (from both Unison and Aspect). The contributions are all a response to a lead article by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette.

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