Newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) from across Scotland will come together for their annual conference in Edinburgh on 31 May.
The free one day conference, at the University of Edinburgh, is collaboratively produced by the university (in partnership with the Higher Education Heads of Social Work Group), the SSSC, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss), the Scottish Association of Social Workers, Social Work Scotland and the Scottish Government.
The theme of the conference is Building the future: Shaping our social work identity and it is open to all NQSWs in Scotland (up to two years since graduation) and social work students (final year, master, PhD or equivalent).
Anne Tavendale, Professional Learning team manager at the SSSC, will provide delegates with an update on the Review of Social Work Education and NQSW development.
The conference is an opportunity to come together for lectures, discussions and workshops, to connect and to reconnect and the day will open with the Scottish Government’s Professional Social Work Adviser, Jane Johnstone.