The “must attend” social work conference of 2011

Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults

The 5th Annual Social Work Conference will be held on Monday 4th July 2011

At the heart of social work lies the task of safeguarding and promoting the well-being of vulnerable children and adults. The Government’s vision for adult social care recognises the important role of social workers in supporting and protecting adults while empowering them to make their own decisions about shaping and buying services tailored to their needs. The Government has also commissioned reviews of a number of services affecting children and families which will have implications for social work reform, including the Munro Review of Child Protection.
In the current economic and political climate, the challenges and opportunities these developments pose for social work are immense and are reflected in the struggle for social work to define, enhance and promote itself as a profession. With rival bodies vying for leadership of a social work college, how can we come together to ensure that the safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults remains our clear and urgent focus? These conflicts and opportunities are explored in this annual social work conference, which brings together the best in research and practice today.
Call for workshop papers and posters – Abstracts must be submitted by email to by Friday 6th May

Keynote Speakers

Prof Eileen Munro, London School of Economics, on the Munro Review of Child Protection
Prof Stephen Scott, King’s College London, on how social workers can reduce child abuse
Prof Jill Manthorpe, King’s College London, on safeguarding older adults
Dr Jim Campbell, Queen’s University Belfast, on coercion in mental health services 

Book your place here

Booking Information

Early Bird rates before 16th May 2011
£80 – delegate fee (£120 after 16th May)
£40 – social work student (£80 after 16th May)
Free – service users, carers and unwaged (limited places only)
Free – Making Research Count members (bookings only accepted through training managers and sent to

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