Actions and Detail Panel
BASW, University of Suffolk and Dr Sharon Shoesmith
Wed 29 March 2017, 17:00 – 19:30 BST
In partnership with the University of Suffolk and BASW, the Centre for Social Work Practice is supporting an interesting and relevant early evening free event.
A BASW evening meeting will take place from 5-6pm followed by light refreshments. For further details and to register for this event seperately, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basw-suffolk-and-ipswich-branch-meeting-tickets-32153234189
Dr Sharon Shoesmith will then deliver a short presentation from 6.15 - 7pm titled ‘Social work in the age of social media and posttruth’. In this session Dr. Shoesmith will consider the context in which social work is delivered drawing upon examples from the case of Peter Connelly and suggesting how social work can protect itself by educating and responsibilising the public.
Dr Sharon Shoesmith - Researcher and author Sharon worked with children and young people for 37 years culminating in becoming Director of Education and then Director of Children’s Services in Haringey. Previously Sharon was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) having worked in senior local authority roles in York, Sheffield, Trafford, Calderdale, all built upon a teaching career which began in Kirklees in 1973. Having spent a lifetime protecting, caring and educating children, her sorrow about the familial homicide of Peter Connelly (Baby P) in Haringey while she was Director is something which will stay with her for the rest of her life. In 2011 Sharon won a high profile High Court case for unfair dismissal against Secretary of State, Ed Balls and her former employer. She completed a PhD in 2015 and has written a book about the responses to the familial homicide of ‘Baby P’ titles ‘Learning from Baby P. The Politics of Blame, Fear and Denial’ which was published in 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Sharon's presenation will be followed by an open discussion with all participants. The evening will finish at about 7.30pm.
CPD certificates will be issued
Parking will be available opposite the Waterfront building in the university car park.