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Saturday November 19th 2016

BASW (British Association of Social Workers)

SWAN (Social Work Action Network) and UNISON

invite you to a conference hosted by and in partnership with London South Bank University:  

Social Work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers:

Defending Our Values, Developing Our Practice

LSBU, London Road, SE1 0AA

 

Keynote speaker: Lord Alf Dubs

 

Plenary sessions/workshops include:

*social work in Greece, Uganda, Calais

*understanding/using the UK law

*working with families with no recourse to public funds

*the psychological impact of being a refugee/asylum seeker

*building solidarity in the workplace

*social work and the Prevent Agenda

Refugees and Asylum Seekers face adversity before, during and after their arrival in the UK. Their complex, varied needs frequently require a wide range of health, housing and social care services with social workers having a key role in working in partnership to ensure appropriate support, where human rights are upheld and universal needs are met. This is particularly difficult with social workers working in a highly charged political environment where a racist backlash against refugees makes making a difficult situation worse.

Speakers include those who are/have been refugees/asylum seekers and practitioners who are at the forefront of this work, in the UK and internationally. Drawing on their experiences they can provide the latest advice, analysis and resources in this important and complex area.

The conference is for social workers and social work students in children’s and adult services and for asylum seeker/refugee organisations providing social work services. Also for those planning and commissioning social care provision for asylum seekers and refugees. It will be particularly useful for those who have relatively little experience of providing support for this group.

TICKETS £25, WITH SOME REDUCTIONS FOR UNWAGED AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS. AVAILABLE SHORTLY ON EVENTBRITE OR ON THE DOOR

SWAN are pleased to announce that yet another new regional group is establishing itself - this time in Southend.