The Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference is the UK’s only academic conference covering the whole of the social work field. This three day conference aims to bring together academics, policy-makers, practitioners and people who use services (including carers). The conference in 2020 will cover social work in all its various forms with a range of confirmed speakers to reflect this diversity.
Keynote speaker Claudia Bernard (Goldsmiths, University of London) – ‘Intersectionality and social work education’.
A panel discussion about social work and politics with Mark Drakeford (First Minister of Wales) and Hilary Armstrong (former UK Government Minister). A further speaker for this panel to be announced.
A keynote from Jadwiga Leigh (Lancaster University) and a parent from the New Beginnings project – ‘Alliances between universities and service users’.
Keynote speaker Alisoun Milne (University of Kent) – ‘Reclaiming the role of the “social” in the care and support of older people’.
A conference dinner will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in central Cardiff on the Thursday evening.