Respect & Recognition: The contributions of minoritised social workers

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A panel discussion exploring the contributions of social workers from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds in Scotland

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Social work in Scotland makes a real and positive difference to the lives of many thousands of people every day. Social work services are delivered by a large and diverse workforce delivering services based in local authorities, the third and independent sectors. Over recent decades the proportion of social workers from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds has increased in Scotland.

This panel discussion will explore the contribution that these practitioners make, and also the challenges they experience in going about their work. The invited panel of speakers represent individuals who have experience of working in different sectors and from across Scotland. The seminar will be a celebration of this important contribution, while also engaging with the need to ensure that employers, academic institutions and professional bodies engage with the racism experienced by social workers from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds.

This event is jointly organised by the University of Edinburgh Social Work Department and the Scottish Association of Social Workers.

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This event will be hosted online. Registered participants will receive login information by email in advance (but please note that this information will not come immediately).

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Organiser Social Work Department, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh

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