Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

BASW England 80/20 Campaign and the Importance of Listening to and Talking with Children






GAPS Workshop

 4th April 2019
12.00 am
Price: £24 – £48
Location:7 Canon Street,
Booking: Eventbrite

Event Details

BASW England is working with the University of Sussex’s Talking and Listening to Children KITBAG
Campaign (, to support social workers and organisations to
improve and develop working practices that enable and encourage social workers to spend more time
working directly with children and families. This event will focus on research underlining the importance
of listening and talking with children and introduce the KITBAG as a resource for practitioners, enabling
them to use their time working with children effectively.
Key speakers:
• Professor Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work University of Sussex
• Andy Gill PhD, Chair of BASW England
• Dr. Jane Herd, Visiting Lecturer Professional Doctorate in Social Care, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

1. Using the KITBAG in practice
2. What makes ‘good practice’

• BASW members: £24 (includes VAT)
• Non-members £48 (includes VAT)

Full day conference, lunch and
refreshments provided.
CPD 7 hours

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