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Lessons and future directions for social work after 50 years as a unified profession in England

Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Ray Jones

Lessons and future directions for social work after 50 years as a unified profession in England

 Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the creation of integrated local authority personal social services in England and Wales, heralding the emergence of social work as a unified profession. Drawing on detailed historical research undertaken for his latest book, Professor Ray Jones will explore how social work has been shaped through half a century of social and political transformation, and what lessons should be heeded for the future. Employing a historical lens to understand contemporary issues and debates, this online seminar will help to plot the possible trajectories of social work and social care over the coming years.

Ray Jones is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University and St. George's, University of London, and a registered social worker. He has been a director of social services, chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and Deputy Chair and Chair of the British Association of Social Workers. In 2018 he received the Social Worker of the Year award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Work'.

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