Forthcoming Conferences

Durham University & Regional Youth Work Unit- North East

Day Conference

Tuesday 13th July 2010, 10.30 – 16.30

Ethical issues in youth work

Holgate House, Grey College, Durham University

South Road, Durham. DH1 3LG

This conference offers an opportunity to discuss and debate some of the key ethical issues facing youth workers, the young people they work with and managers and policymakers who oversee work with young people. The conference is occasioned by the publication of the 2nd edition of the book, Ethical Issues in Youth Work (Routledge, June 2010).  The day will involve national and regional speakers with an interest in youth work in presentations and a panel discussion (Sarah Banks, Durham University; Leon Mexter, Regional Youth Work Unit-NE; Tony Jeffs, Durham University; Heather Stephens, National Youth Agency;  Rod Stapley, Newcastle City Council; Susanne Rauprich, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services), followed by afternoon workshops on a variety of themes (from supporting young people as active citizens to surveillance and control).

Ethical issues in youth work conf programme and booking form.

The 5th Social Work Action Network (SWAN) national UK conference is being held in Glasgow Caledonian University on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September 2010. In the context of massive impending cuts in public sector spending, the conference will be an important opportunity to build the networks of resistance necessary to defend social work and welfare spending more generally.

With a line-up of excellent speakers, the conference promises to be an exciting event.  Please book up early – unlike most other conferences, SWAN is organising this event on a break-even basis to ensure front-line workers, activists and students can afford to attend – with no subsidies, we need to ensure we are fully subscribed.

If you have any questions, or want to get involved in SWAN or contributing to the conference – please email

The Federation for Detached Youth Work Annual Conference will be held at the Yarnfield Park conference centre, Stafford from Friday,12th – Sunday 14th. November., 2010 The theme is ‘Great Expectations: The place of Detached Youth Work in the Future.’

Federation Detached YW conference information

FDYW Annual Conference 2010 Booking form

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