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Social Work Summit

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SAVE THE DATE: SOCIAL WORK SUMMIT

Equipping the Workforce: “Being Lighthouses”

When: 8th December 2017, 10:00

Where: Technology and Innovation Centre, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

The context that social work and social care currently operates in is challenging: austerity; public sector reform; higher demand for care and support; and increased expectation about what that care and support can be. Audit Scotland stated in the 2016 report on social work, that social work services are not sustainable in their current form.

But social work services are needed, now perhaps more than ever. This summit will provide the start of a conversation that we need to have across the sector asking: how do we harness our values to create and sustain services that meet people’s needs?

For us, the answer is the workforce. The greatest asset of any organisation is its people. We want to focus our discussion on how to unleash the potential of our workforce to adapt and respond to these challenges. Key note speakers from across the sector and UK will address cultural, organisational and transformational change and talk about the positive impact a workforce, with the capacity and confidence to build relationships, has on people’s lives.

The summit will start the conversation which will continue throughout 2018, concluding at our June conference.

The summit is free to attend and delegates can register via the Eventbrite link. People who should attend: Chief Social Work Officers, Chief Officers, Chief Executives in third and independent sector organisations, senior leaders in social work and social care services, SSSC, Care Inspectorate and other organisations with and interest in the development of social work and social care.

‘It’s you that often either have to dive right in to those terrifying tides or search the coastline for signs of life. You are often the lighthouse that people need to steer them clear of the rocks’.

Louise Wallwein (poet) at the Social Work Scotland conference 2017

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