Dundee Arts Cafe - Modern Social Work: Participation in Risky Spaces

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Social work and social workers are often in the hot seat. They work in the uneasy spaces between participation, responsibility and risk, big ideas that don’t always get along.

Recent policy talk says that the public and service users must be more involved. But is that what we want? And what does it means for social work services and the people who use them?

Join Dr Trish McCulloch from the University of Dundee as she discusses these ideas drawing on two different research projects with young people and people who offend.
Period17 Apr 2018
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • social work
  • risk
  • offender