This public lecture, presented by the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) at Flinders University in South Australia, and the Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR) at the University of Sussex in the UK, discussed the registration of social work and what it means for values, principles and identity.
The Australian and UK context provide a unique opportunity to explore both the opportunities and challenges registration has for the profession, locally and globally – as Australia embarks on registration, while the UK has experienced registration for two decades.
Host and Facilitator: Professor Sarah Wendt, Director, SWIRLSCentre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR): Dr Henglien Lisa Chen, Senior Lecturer of Social Work in the Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex and Co-Director of CSWIR
Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS): Associate Professor Lorna Hallahan, Associate Professor in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University and SWIRLS Member
Social Work Practitioner: Fiona Ward, Deputy CEO, Department of Child Protection South Australia.
Expert by Experience: Gillian Maher, a retired Child Protection Social Worker and Guardian ad Litem, an Associate Tutor in Adult Social Care, and a member of the Service User and Carer Network at Sussex University.