Welcome to GAPS
GAPS is a UK based charity which promotes relationship-based approaches and psychodynamic and systemic thinking in social work. It is funded by its ownership of the ISI ranked Journal of Social Work Practice, which was established by the group in the 1980s.
GAPS offers spaces for Social Workers, Social Work Students and Academics to connect and reflect, and to develop skills in and understanding of relationship-based practice.
We regularly run workshops, seminars and public lectures, and in addition to these free events, we hold a national conference each year. We actively encourage Social Workers to write for publication, and to explore initiatives that develop social work practice. Annual essay awards and an ongoing bursary scheme support such initiatives.
The GAPS website is a further space for reading, sharing and developing your thinking. The website allows you to contribute to discussions with social work colleagues and write short pieces for others to read.
We are always pleased to receive questions and suggestions from members, subscribers and people interested in the work of GAPS.