Social Work Seminar Series

The Department of Social Work presents a series of seminars as part of its annual calendar of events, inviting speakers from all over the UK.

Videos from the seminars are available below.

 

June 2014

What's Wrong with Evidence-based Policy and Practice?

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Professor Mike Fisher - Professor of Evidence-based Social Work

University of Bedfordshire

Evidence-based policy and practice was the watchword of the two decades from 1990-2010. This lecture is an opportunity to step back and take stock of what was achieved, what went wrong and what we should do now.

 

 

December 2013

Religion, Belief and Social Work

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Shelia Furness - Senior Lecturer

University of Chester

Dr Philip Gilligan - Honorary Visiting Research Fellow

Bradford University

Addressing a previously neglected area of research in Social Work; a discussion about religion and belief in social work and how staff can be better trained to deal with issues surrounding this.

 

 

March 2013

Multi-disciplinary professional work with children and young people: past, present and future                   

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Professor Nick Frost - Professor of Social Work

Leeds Metropolitan University 

An exploration of multi-disciplinary work with children and young people and an examination of the policy directions around Troubled Families and Safeguarding and the drivers for, and barriers to multi-disciplinary working.  

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December 2012

Evaluating Social Work in Practice

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Professor Ian Shaw - Professor of Social Work

University of York

A critique of the various issues surrounding Social Work in Practice including the deferential relationship between Social Work and the disciplines of social science, conventional approaches to Social Work interviews and interventions and the limited conception between Social Work practice and research.

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May 2012

‘Why is this not Social Work?’ The contribution of ‘non-traditional’ placements in preparing social work students for practice

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Professor Hugh McLaughlin

Manchester Metropolitan University

A report on the suitability of ‘non-traditional’ placements for Social Work students against a background of a national shortage of placements and a clamour, from students and statutory social service agencies, for students to experience statutory placements.

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