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Social workers rally resistance

Issue No. 2117

At a time when the public sector is under relentless attack from New Labour’s neoliberal policies, the Social Work: A Profession Worth Fighting For? conference will be a crucial event to rally resistance.

Organised jointly by Liverpool Hope university and the Social Work Action Network, the conference will bring together social workers, students, service users, academics and activists from across Britain and beyond.

Activists will focus on how we can resist the neoliberal assault on welfare and develop new, less oppressive forms of practice.

Speakers will including Alex Callinicos, Moazzam Begg, Neil Thompson, Kate Cavanagh and Gus John.

They will join plenaries and workshops discussing topics such as the state of social work today, women’s oppression and social work, and how we should respond to knife crime.

Social Work: A Profession Worth Fighting For? will take place on 12 and 13 September at Liverpool Hope University.

For more information about the conference and how to register, visit »

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Tue 2 Sep 2008, 18:37 BST
Issue No. 2117
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