Conference timetable released

Conference timetable released

Conference timetable released Click to enlarge

17 Apr 2019

Discover the latest practice at The Social Work Show 2019

The wait is finally over; the conference timetable for The Social Work Show on 13 May 2019 has been released and it’s time for you to book your free ticket to Manchester’s biggest social work and care event of the year.

The packed conference programme will feature more than 30 workshops and films on topics such as children’s services, adult social care, legal skills and mental health, providing visitors with up-to-date sector news, strategies and research and all free of charge. 

Sessions include:

What it means to have a new specialist regulator

Phil Hallam, Executive Director, Registration and Quality Assurance, Social Work England

Strengthening Relational Practice

Julia Hassall, Head of Practice Improvement & Phil Rigotti, Social Work Consultant, Rochdale Council

Using Signs of Safety to strengthen work with children and families

Lee Pardy-McLaughlin, Principal Social Worker & Rob Russell, Signs of Safety Practice Lead, 

Coventry City Council 

Standing strong in the witness box: Prepare for a grilling 

Dr Sharif Haider, Lecturer, Open University

The 80/20 campaign: Creating a culture of practice

Keri O’Riordan, Professional Officer, BASW England

Time and workload management for social work professionals

Dr Neil Thompson, Social Work Writer & Educator, Avenue Media Solutions

Using psychotherapy, attachment theory and neuroscientific research to build relationships after severe emotional trauma 

Angus Burnett, Referrals & Partnerships Manager, The Mulberry Bush

What next? Intervening to modify child abuse and neglect

Carol Jolliffe, Family Therapist and Director, Child and Family Training

What’s the point of a drug test?

John Wicks, Managing Director, Cansford Laboratories

Special Guardianship Orders: Legal masterclass

Shefali Shah, Author and Director, Kingsley Knight Training

Management of care proceedings within the legal context

Tony McGregor, Interim Improvement of Quality and Practice Manager, Staffordshire County Council

Reflections on working with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse 

Margaret Struthers, Programme Lead Integrated Health and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

How to start and grow an independent social work practice 

Joe Z Mairura, Independent Social Worker and Trainer, Imara Development Programmes

Self-care in social work

Sasha Midgley, Advanced Practitioner, Social Work Practice and Development, North East Lincolnshire Council

Issues affecting unaccompanied asylum seekers, refugees and the support they need from social workers  

Shiza Khan, Casework Coordinator & Ambra Malandrin, Senior Support Assistant, British Red Cross

Anti-Poverty Practice: A guide for social workers 

Dr Godfred Boahen, Policy and Research Officer, BASW

The Court of Protection and deputyship

Rachel Dobson, Director, Hugh Jones Solicitors

Charter for Disabled Adults and Social Workers

Becky Reynolds, Professional Officer, BASW

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: Implications for social workers


A strengths-based & solution-focused culture change programme

Marc Gardiner, Co-Director & Solution-focused Lead, Zebra Collective

Understanding social security austerity in Britain: Structural violence and social murder

Dr Chris Grover, Interim HoD, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

Dementia from the inside 

SCIE film

Systemic practice and systemic influences 

Marie Hatton, Principal Social Worker

Mental wellbeing of older people in care homes 

NICE film

Time and workload management for social work professionals

Dr Neil Thompson, Social Work Writer & Educator, Avenue Media Solutions

View the full timetable here.

Running alongside the seminars, the event will also host an exhibition featuring a wide range of organisations, including a number of local authorities.

Free tickets can be booked using this link:

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the event, call The Social Work Show team 01892 784804.


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