The ADSW conference in June 2012 will take place at a time when the future of social care and health delivery is being energetically debated by politicians, professionals, the public and the press.
ADSW has been deeply involved in this debate and this conference not only gives us a chance to review developments to date, but also to hear different perspectives on the issues we face from commentators both within and out with the profession. Tony Benn, former MP, author and campaigner and Professor Eileen Munro, author of the England’s review into child protection services will be addressing the conference. ADSW has a strong history of attracting high profile and influential speakers and this Conference will not disappoint.
Above all, this is a forward thinking conference, which recognises the good things that social work delivers and the things that need to change. It is also about profiling the profession as being ready for the challenge of delivering high quality relevant services to a population which is growing in terms of need and expectation.
The conference will look at all aspects of social work: community care, children and families and criminal justice social work. In response to feedback, we’ve changed the format of the conference: firstly, to being a full 2-day event, to give greater value for money; and secondly we’ve made it more interactive with workshops on both days to allow delegates to participate and have their say on the issues affecting them.