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Social Work History Network

Participants in an event on the Children Act
Jill Manthorpe, Wendy Rose, June Thoburn, Lady Bottomley, Lady Hale, Jo Tunnard and Terry Bamford at the SWHN meeting on the Children Act 1989 at King's College London on 8 June 2016.

The Social Work History Network exists to explore the nature and growth of social work in order to inform contemporary policy and practice.

Founded in 2000, it is an informal network of social workers, historians, archivists, researchers, educators, students, and social work policy makers.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 2022 – details tbc.

What has become of Social Work with Adults?

Film of this Network event (21 October 2021) is available, courtesy of the British Association of Social Workers.

Six participants in an online conference
Clockwise from top left: Ruth Allen, Rob Mitchell, Brian Parrott, Tricia Pereira, David Brindle, and Clenton Farquharson MBE.

Previous events in the Social Work History Network