School of Social Work and Social Care monthly Thursday evening seminars.

social work seminarThe School of Social Work and Social Care seminar series is well underway again. In its sixth year, each month seminars are presented by leading national and international researchers and policy commentators on key contemporary issues in social work and ground-breaking new research.

The FREE seminars are held once a month on a Thursday from 1730-1900 hours at the Kingston Hill campus. They are open to all who work in social work and social agencies, service users and carers, and to social work and other students and staff at the university and beyond. The seminars usually have an attendance of between 50 and 150.

Seminars arranged so far this academic year are:

  • 11 September: Dr Shereen Hussein, Kings College, London,  on the national evaluation of independent social work practices with adults.
  • 23 October: Professor Brid Featherstone, Open University, on ‘Re-imaging Child Protection’.
  • 20 November: Nicola Mackintosh, solicitor,  on ‘The importance of law and access to justice for disabled people’.
  • 4 December: Professor Ray Jones, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London,  on ‘The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight’.
  • 15 January: Professor Jenny Pearce, University of Bedfordshire, on ‘Child Sexual Exploitation’.
  • 12 February: Dr Martin Stevens, King’s College, London, on the national research on adult safeguarding and personalisation (TBC).
  • March: TBA
  • 23 April: School of Social Work and Social Care annual day conference
  • 14 May: Tim Spencer-Lane, Law Commission, on the Law Commission  Review of Mental Capacity Legislation.
  • June: TBA

To book a place at any of these seminars, or to be added to the mailing list for information about future seminars, contact