Many social workers migrate from one country to another every year because of a wide variety of individual decisions. The experience of migration – moving to work in a different country from that where one trained – is profound for the individual (and their family if one is involved). It works well for some but the previous experience of the social worker can be ignored or devalued on arrival and settling in can be more difficult than expected.
This webinar, with speakers from all Commonwealth regions, will explore the reasons for and experiences of migration and the responsibilities of employers in receiving countries. It is the right of individual social workers to move to the place where their skills are used to best advantage and they have the lifestyle they prefer. On the other hand, there are consequences for countries and organisations as a result of migration, in both sending and receiving countries. It is not aiming to encourage or discourage social workers to migrate.
Tuesday 14th March 2023 12.30 – 13.45 (GMT/UCT)
COSW in partnership with British Association of Social Workers (BASW), BASW Diaspora Special Interest Group (DSIG) and Madras Christian College Department of Social Work (MCC)
Please note: enter code INTGUEST on the registration form to register without paying the fee.