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Department of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference

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Kingston Hill, Lawley Lecture Theatre

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Kingston upon Thames

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Title: 'System conditions and inequalities in children’s social care'

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Inequality is a hugely important topic, for society in general and for health and social care services in particular.

Our 2020 conference theme focuses on welfare inequalities, which arise when the services provided by social workers and other professionals become concentrated among people and communities experiencing high levels of deprivation, exclusion and discrimination. Based on in-depth findings from a two-year study funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the conference will explore system conditions in children’s social care, such as rising demand, financial constraints, and accountability pressures, and their connection to avoidable inequalities in the provision of services.

With contributions from senior managers and practitioners in local authority children’s services, as well as academics leading on research in this area, the topics covered in the conference are relevant for anyone interested in and affected by social care services for children and adults alike.

Attend this conference to find out:

• Why welfare inequalities are more pronounced in certain areas and for certain children.

• How children’s social care services are coping with pressures such as high demand and financial constraints.

• What organisations and professionals are doing to transform services and avoid inequalities in provision

Confirmed speakers:

• Professor Paul Bywaters, University of Huddersfield

• Dr Rick Hood, Kingston University and St Georges, University of London

• Dr Sarah Gorin, Kingston University and St Georges, University of London

• Dr Calum Webb, University of Sheffield

Invited speakers:

• Nigel Chapman, Operational Director - Integration & Improved Outcomes, Children & Young People's Services, London Borough of Brent

• Louise Jones, Principal Child & Family Social Worker, Children’s Services Department, Wandsworth Council.

The conference is FREE to attend – advance registration is necessary.

Evidence of attendance for CPD will be provided.

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