On 25 November, BASW will host a seminar that will bring together practitioners, policy leads and academics with UK and international experience of responding to Covid-19.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to reflect on the diverse roles that social workers have played in responding to the pandemic.
Speakers will include:
- Maris Stratulis, National Director BASW England
- Tonia Dubidat, Chair of BASW England Black Country Branch
- Elizabeth Njenga, Chair of the BASW England Buckinghamshire Branch
- Professor Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work, University of Stirling and Chair of BASW's Special Interest Group - Social Work’s Place in Emergencies and Disasters
- Dr Malathi Adusumalli , Professor of Social Work, University of Delhi
- Dr Timothy Sim, Associate Professor of Social Work, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Expected learning outcomes:
- Gain an enhanced understanding of the professional expectations for social workers working during Covid-19 from an international perspective
- Consider social work practice and policy implications during the pandemic
- Hear key messages for social workers including what worked well and what can we learn from for the future
Places are free for BASW members and £12.50 for non-members. Further information and booking.
Iriss recently had a conversation with Professor Lena Dominelli about the new MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid, where she shares her hopes for the future of the social work profession.