Advocacy in social work; a research and practice event

Thursday 3 December 2015, 9.30AM to 2.00pm

Speaker(s): A range of speakers including Christine Oliver, Julie Ridley, Dorothy Hodgkinson and Kate Mercer

This event will look at advocacy in social work with children and young people, and with adults.  It considers the differences and similarities in advocacy with children and young people and adults and offers workshop options suitable for those working with children or adults.

Optional workshop topics will include

  • Independent mental health advocacy (University of Central Lancashire)
  • Advocacy for looked after children and children in need (Thomas Coram Research Unit)
  • Advocacy across the older generations (Older Citizens Advocacy York)
  • The Care Act; advocacy for children and young people; is it working? (Kate Mercer Training)

MRC Flyer 3rd Dec 2015 (MS Word , 10,714kb)

MRC Booking Form 3rd Dec 2015 (MS Word , 68kb)

For subscribing organisations this is an Adult & Childrens Services event.

For others there is a fee of £95.

This is a half day event, lunch and refreshments are included. Free car parking is available on site or nearby.

Bursaries are available for students and for staff and volunteers from voluntary and community groups and charities; please ask for details.

tel: 01904 321237 - email:



Location: Wakefield Adult Education Centre, Manygates Lane, Wakefield, WF2 7DQ