The 2020 Awards are now OPEN!
Winning Essays are published in The Journal of Social Work Practice and winners receive a £300 prize, presented at our National Conference.
GAPS offers bursaries to its members for a wide range of Practice Development ideas and opporutnities.
"Social Work and Trauma – Context, Theory and Relationship-Based Practice"
Our National Conference took place on 4th October in Sheffield.
Are you interested in joining the Board of Trustees? Perhaps you would like to know more about it.
Gaps promotes therapeutic and relationship-based practice, and the importance of psychodynamic and systemic thinking in social work. These perspectives are central to the editorial policy of the Journal of Social Work Practice, which is owned by GAPS.
We regularly run workshops around the UK which are free for registered social workers to attend. The workshops focus on subjects in line with GAPS' aims. In November we will be in Edinburgh for "Difficult Conversations" and in December in Birmingham - "Systems Centred Theory"
From our ownership of the Journal of Social Work Practice, GAPS receives a modest annual income which we use to fund activities for front-line social work practitioners and managers – such as one-day workshops and seminars, as well as our annual essay award for social work practitioners and students.
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This is a new area of our site dedicated to capturing and sharing poingnant moments in our Social Work lives. We started telling our stories at our 2017 National Conference in Cardiff, we warmly invite you to contribute your stories to this collection. Liz gets us started with a memory from early on in her career...