A new group made up of student social workers, has launched an online webinar which will look at whether social workers can and should disrupt social care.

The webinar, called ‘Can social workers be activists?’, has been organised by Students Decolonising Social Work, and will begin with a live panel followed by a Q&A session.

The five panelists are Colin Turbett, a former social worker turned activist, who will be discussing the trade unions and highlighting the main aspects of radical social work; Nina Lopez and Tracey Norton from Support Not Separation, who will be talking about their experiences assisting women in the family courts; Project 17, an organisation supporting migrant families who will outline how a failure to implement the law in social work harms families in need, and Allison Hulmes, who is the national director for Wales at the British Association of Social Workers, and the co- founding member of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association, and will be talking about the prejudices these families face in social work practice.

The webinar is set to take place on Tuesday 8 December 2020, from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Anyone wishing to attend will need to register for a place beforehand, and can do so here.

Thank you to Support Not Separation for alerting us to this event.