Anti-racist social work: panel discussion

10/13/2020 10:30 - 11:30

In the UK over the past ten years, black people have accounted for 8% of those who have died in police custody, while accounting for only 3% of the UK population as a whole. Black people are four times as likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act as white people. And research has found that there are significant inequalities in the proportions of children from different ethnic groups in the care system.

With this context in mind, this panel discussion will look at how social work organisations and practitioners can address racism and promote anti-racism.

The discussion will cover:

  • Addressing racism within social work organisations and workplaces.
  • What confident anti-racist social work looks like.
  • The role of team managers and leaders in demonstrating and implementing anti-racist practices.

Sharon Davidson, principal child and family social worker and service manager, Surrey Children's Services Academy

Dr Kish Bhatti-Sinclair, reader in social policy and social work

Wayne Reid, professional officer, British Association of Social Workers

Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly, senior partner, Bokell Associates Ltd