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Social Work Week 2021: learn, connect and engage

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Social Work Week 2021 is the first event of its kind in England. It is a chance for everyone with an interest in social work to examine its growing importance in society as a regulated profession. Social Work England's Chief Executive Colum Conway reaffirm's the event's focus and reflects on a positive week so far.

Our relationships are more important than ever on World Social Work Day

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A month ago, Mark Harvey and Fran Leddra, Joint Chief Social Workers for Adults, were finalising their annual report and filming a video message to release on World Social Work Day.

Like the rest of us, they now find themselves in a period of uncertainty and worry. With this in mind, they reflect on what it means to be a social worker in these unusual times and how we can all prepare ourselves for the challenges to come.

Time to Talk Day plays to our social work strengths

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It's Time to Talk Day and, therefore, a great opportunity for the social work profession to consider how it can support this brilliant and positive event to reduce the stigma around mental health and engage with people experiencing mental distress – wherever they may be.

On World Social Work Day, my annual report echoes themes of community and sustainable environments

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I'm very pleased to be publishing my annual report on World Social Work Day. Its theme of promoting community and environmental sustainability chimes well with the direction of travel we find ourselves on for adult social work in England. It …