Social Work Reform: Towards Implementation
16 Feb 2012
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Headline Speakers

The Social Work Reform Board’s proposals on social worker education and workforce development will be implemented in 2012 and 2013.

This broadcast forum brought together senior managers in adult and children's services departments; higher education institutions delivering social work education; and private and public sector organisations involved in the implementation, to discuss the next steps on the road to reform.

Programme
09:00
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Prof. Hilary Tompsett, Chair, Education Working Group, Social Work Reform Board; Chair, Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee (JUCSWEC); Professor of Social Work, Kingston University
Chair's opening remarks

09:40
Penny Thompson, Chief Executive, General Social Care Council
KEYNOTE SPEECH: Securing quality in the service

10:00
Panel Discussion: professional development for social workers
John Nawrockyi, Director of Adults and Older People's Services, London Borough of Greenwich; Anna van der Gaag, Chair, Health Professions Council; Sharon Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Skill for Care

11:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
(For online viewers, live stream continues with interviews and commentary on the first session.)

11:30
Professor Corrinne May-Chahal, Professor of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University and Interim Chair, The College of Social Work
KEYNOTE SPEECH: Effective partnership working between HEIs and employers

11:45
Panel discussion: supporting newly-qualified social workers
Moira Gibb, Chair, Social Work Reform Board; Dave Hill, Director of Children's Services, Essex County Council; Professor Corinne May-Chahal, Professor of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University and Interim Chair, The College of Social Work

12:15
Dame Moira Gibb, Chair, Social Work Reform Board
KEYNOTE SPEECH: Facing the challenge of managing change

13:00
Close of conference