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23 Jan 2018

At the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham

Seminar applications for the Social Work Innovations conference 12 March, have now opened, giving individuals in social work and social care a chance to share good practice and discuss the burning issues affecting the sector.

The conference – which runs alongside the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham – will feature seminars, workshops and films on a variety of subjects providing a full day of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), required by the HCPC to remain registered to practice.  

In addition to the conference, the event will feature an exhibition of more than 30 social work organisations with jobs available for social work and care professionals at any stage in their career.

Informal interviews will also be held on the day for Experienced Social Workers and Team Managers.

Individuals in the sector can apply to run a seminar or workshop at the event by submitting the details required (outlined below) to by the deadlines given.

Click here to register for your free ticket to the event, or to enquire about exhibiting call the COMPASS team on 01892 784804.

Key dates for conference participation

30th January 2018 – Expression of interest

This gives us an indication that you are interested in taking part in the conference programme so that we can help you with content. This does not guarantee you a place on the programme, as this will be dependent on the submission of the final details (see below) and our agreement that the content meets the standards expected by our visitors.

6th February 2018 – Details to COMPASS required

This is the date by which we will require the full seminar details from your organisation including:

Seminar title

A short title to give visitors an insight as to what the seminar will be based upon. The title should detail the practice areas covered in the seminar and should not contain the name of the organisation.

Speaker details

We will require the names of any speakers for the seminar, as well as their job titles and head-and-shoulders photo for use on the website.

Seminar description

We will require roughly 100-150 words of what will be included in the seminar to give potential visitors an idea of what to expect.



The definitive guide

In addition to running three national events, we also publish the annual publication COMPASS , the annual guide to social work and social care which is the definitive guide to the sector.

COMPASS includes information regarding finding the best jobs in the sector, progressing your career, working with adults, working with children and working in other areas. COMPASS includes focuses on the most pro-active employers, has a directory section full of useful contacts and has cutting-edge editorial on professional practice and service provision.

If you are interested in advertising in COMPASS , would like to order a copy of the guide or would like further information regarding our events in London, Manchester and Birmingham please contact the team on 01892 784804 or email us at