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Social Work Home Visiting: Relationships, Reasoning and Reflection
Fri 9 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
Home visiting is central to social work practice. Building relationships with service users in the private space of the home is a key task for social workers. For service users, a visit from a social worker can be both a daunting prospect or a positive experience, depending on a number of factors, including the skill and sensitivity of the social worker. This conference combines the latest findings from research with perspectives of practitioners and experts by experience in relation to the social work home visit. Together, we will consider the following questions:
What are service users’ and social workers’ experiences of home visiting?
How can professionals develop positive relationships during the home visit?
What are the challenges involved in home visiting and how can these be overcome?
How can social workers make effective assessments during the home visit?
The conference is aimed at social workers and support workers in all areas of practice, academics and researchers with a professional interest in home visiting and relationship building.
Speakers: Dr Karen Winter (Queens University, Belfast), Dr Laura L. Cook (University of East Anglia) James Boutle and Mark Gregory Social Work Managers and representatives from the UEA Service User and Carer Steering Group
Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.
CPD certificates issued.
Members, Service User/Carers adnd Students are £30
Non Members is £45.
Please indicate specific refreshment needs and any access requirements.
Once you have registered for this event, you will be sent a Programme, Workshop Preference and Participant Additional Information Sheet.