Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference 2019

Human Relationships and Wellbeing in Social Work

9 - 10 September 2019

The Conference will have a focus on social work as a profession which recognises, engages in and realises human relationships and wellbeing in transforming the lives of people, communities and society.

Social work takes place within a network of human relationships. Social workers recognise the central importance of human relationships between and among people as a vehicle for communication, trust and change. Social Work seeks to promote the rights and independence of service users, carers and others, working to improve and safeguard their social wellbeing. Social Work values and practices help to shape the hopes of peoples and facilitate better wellbeing. These are informed by the insights derived from the experience of working at the interface of people and communities with social and developmental policy.

At a global level the importance of human relationships and wellbeing is recognised and promoted through the final pillar of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development (2014-2020) (International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)) of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. In addition, social work has a role to play in contribution to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in its social, economic and environmental dimensions., including in ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages SDG 3).