Celebrating rural social work

An event to celebrate rural social work in Scotland, recognising how it's different and what it has to offer social work practice.

Aims of the day

  • Celebrate rural social work – recognising what it is and who we are; what it has to offer policy and practice in Scotland; its different context
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Create new connections and possible future networks

The day will take a collegiate informal type approach, combining keynotes with plenty of space for more informal sessions. This is to allow time for discussion, knowledge exchange, cross-fertilisation of ideas and new connections to be made. This is also about acknowledging everyone’s expertise in the room and drawing on this to help answer: What next for rural social work?

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in implementing, shaping and championing social work in rural settings who wants to learn, network and share what makes for effective practice going forward.