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From Bradford to World Social Work Day at Westminster

Published: Fri 19 Apr 2013
From Bradford to World Social Work Day at Westminster

Kate Karban from the Division of Social Work and Social Care, and Kelly Pleasants, a year one student on the BA Social Work, attended an event to celebrate World Social Work Day at Westminster. Kate made a brief presentation on the impact of social, economic and health inequalities and the ways in which social workers can address these issues in their practice.

The meeting was also addressed by Richard Wilkinson, co-author of 'The Spirit Level'. He presented evidence from the book regarding the need to reduce inequalities.  He suggested that social workers need to act as advocates to challenge the prejudiced and stigmatised views of people in poverty.

The event was one of a number taking place nationally and internationally, to promote the Global Agenda for social work with this year's theme being 'promoting social and economic equality'.