A free event to celebrate rural social work in Scotland – recognising how it's different and what it has to offer social work practice – is now open for bookings. It will be held at the Dumfries Campus, University of the West of Scotland on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.
It’s an exciting opportunity to explore social work in a rural context, create new connections and build future networks with a community that seldom gets to come together. The day will take a collegiate informal 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.
The day will be opened by Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Advisor for Scotland, with keynote contributions from Professor Sarah Skerratt (Scotland's Rural College), Colin Turbett (author of Iriss Insight) Jane Pye (Senior Teaching Associate in Social Work, Lancaster University) and Alison Hulmes, (BASW Cymru, National Director Wales).
The event is a partnership of Iriss, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish Association of Social Work, Social Work Scotland, University of the West of Scotland and Lancaster University.