Together with BASW Cymru, we’re hosting two free conferences in Cardiff and Llandudno this autumn.
Our Celebrating social work conferences, sponsored by TEC Cymru, are an opportunity for people working in social work in Wales, especially practitioners and students, to hear from inspirational speakers and come together to share ways of working.
The conferences take place on 26 October at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff and 9 November at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
Confirmed speakers include Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, who will be at our Cardiff conference and Albert Heaney CBE, Chief Social Care Officer for Wales, who will be at our Llandudno conference. Rhoda Emlyn Jones, OBE, Independent social work consultant will also be speaking at both conferences.
We’ll also be hosting workshops run by social care practitioners, Welsh Government and Social Care Wales representatives, and social work academics. The workshops will include the voices of people with lived experience.
There will also be a panel event, chaired by Abyd Quinn Aziz, Programme Director of the MA in Social Work at Cardiff University, which will include practitioners, directors of social services and representatives from BASW Cymru, Social Care Wales and Welsh Government.
Our Chief Executive, Sue Evans, said: “Every day, our social work professionals support thousands of people across Wales. Our conferences are an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate this outstanding work, and the values, identity and purpose that draw us together.”