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BASW England conference presentation

In my previous blog post I mentioned that we would be discussing our visit to Palestine at the annual England conference of the British Association of Social Workers in Stoke on 23 March. Our presentation was extremely well-attended, even though it took place in the lunch break, and gathered a lot of interest as people sat, listened and asked questions, while eating their sandwiches. The powerpoint presentation that we used to illustrate our talk can be found here.

So the Palestine Social Work Network is well and truly alive, and its next event will be taking place in Tower Hamlets on 12 April, when we will be welcoming Gerard Horton, a lawyer with Defence for Children International (DCI) in Ramallah to talk on the subject of Palestinian children held in military detention. More details can be found here. The DCI have recently published a major report on this issue, which can be found here.

Dave Harrop, a member of our ‘delegation’ who visited Palestine last autumn, will be running a workshop at the International Federation of Social Workers conference in Stockholm in July, hopefully alongside Riad Arar, of DCI in Hebron, Palestine.

And it may well be that I will be travelling to Nablus, also in the West Bank, to provide some solution-focused training in the near future. I’ll post more about this here at a later date.

Exciting developments – important too.

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