Anti-Racism in Social Work
The BASW England presentation on ‘Anti-Racism in Social Work’ is aimed at social workers at all levels.
The Black Lives Matter movement has exposed the horrendous injustice, discrimination and oppression faced by black and minority ethnic people on a daily basis around the globe. As a society, we fall dreadfully short of the mark when it comes to ensuring equality – and unfortunately, social work is not exempt. A real commitment to anti-racism within social work is a constant, ongoing process and this presentation is designed only as a brief overview.
The key aims of the presentation are as follows:
- To explore practical tools which can be used within direct work/reflective workspaces to identify prejudice and white privilege
- To explore intersectional discrimination and racism within the context of black and ethnic minority communities- add in BASW position statements about anti-racism – reference different statements
- To gain an understanding of what is meant by a commitment to being actively anti-racist
- To explore barriers to meaningful organisational change and how to overcome these
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for bringing antiracism into the spotlight on social work. More importantly I have finally found the confidence to return to my beloved profession.AttributionSocial Worker
In order to get the most out of the presentation and as part of a commitment to learning and development about anti-racism, participants are encouraged to develop an understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement, and why it has been such a catalyst for change. You can view BASW England's Anti-Racism resources here.
The BASW England presentation on the cost-of-living crisis is aimed at social workers and those working with people, families and communities at all levels. BASW England is committed to call on the UK Government to provide greater support for the social work workforce in three specific areas which makes up our broader campaign. This presentation gives social workers more information about the crisis, BASW's response, and the support available for local communities and social workers.
Key aims of the presentation:
- To give background and context to the cost-of-living crisis
- To understand the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on social workers
- To provide information about BASW's campaign activity and research currently being undertaken
- To understand the support available from local support and debt advice to support available from the national government, and how to access it
- To provide BASW resources to support the workforce
- To provide time and space to critically reflect with peers
1.5 hours Virtual Presentation: £250 + VAT
1/2 day In Person Presentation: £400 + VAT (plus travel costs)
Full Day In Person Presentation: £650 + VAT (plus travel costs)
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BASW England Professional Officers offer free talks to social work students to talk about the role of BASW and how we can represent and support social workers throughout their career. In 2023, we visited over 30 universities to speak to students to talk about the profession and the changing landscape of social work.
- The global profession of social work, professionalism, values and ethics
- How BASW can support career development through CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and training
- BASW networks, forums and branches
- The mentoring service for social work graduates
- Our Advice & Representation Service
- Training and development through BASW
The professional officer clearly articulated her vast knowledge on all of the services available through BASW, many that I was unaware of. She was clearly well prepared and inclusive of anyone who wished to participate.AttributionUniversity Lecturer
Visits are subject to the availability of our professional officers, but we will do our best to accommodate. We are not able to offer multiple visits to the same institution. We are currently conducting the majority of our visits virtually, but if we have a professional officer in your area we may be able to accommodate, so ask if you are interested. Please note, we do ask that you cover the cost of travel for in person visits.
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