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The Seventh DARE symposium in was held online on three days in June 2022. We were delighted to welcome practitioners, managers, policy makers and academics from a wide range of locations.
Professor Dr Pascal Bastian - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany Predicting Harm Using Big Data: Challenges for Social Work
Professor Karen Broadhurst - University of Lancaster, England Assessment Using Big Data: Developing Practice and Service Management
Professor Emily Putnam-Hornstein - University of North Carolina, USA Decision-Making Using Big Data: Prospects for Social Work
The sixth DARE symposium in June 2021 was held online due to pandemic lockdown restrictions.
· Dr Alessandro Sicora, Associate Professor, University of Trento, Italy
· Dr Martin Kettle, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
· Dr Mary Baginsky, Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London
· Professor Andrew Whittaker, Head of the Risk, Resilience and Expert Decision-making research group, London South Bank University
· Dr Laura Cook, Lecturer in Social Work, University of East Anglia, England
· Dr Beth Coulthard, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Ulster University, Northern Ireland
The fifth DARE symposium in July 2018 brought together about 160 delegates from 22 countries (across four continents), including senior practitioners, managers, policy makers, researchers, regulators and social workers in education and training.
Professor Haluk Soydan, Research Professor of Social Work, University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, USA
Professor Rami Benbenishty, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel,
Professor Brian Littlechild, Research Lead, Department of Nursing & Social Work, University of Hertfordshire
The fourth DARE symposium in July 2016 brought together about 130 delegates from 12 countries including social workers in practice, management, policy, regulation, and education and training.
Mandeep K. Dhami, PhD, Professor of Decision Psychology at Middlesex University, London.
John D. Fluke, PhD, Associate Director of System Research and Evaluation at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Gerd Gigerenzer, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin.
The third DARE symposium in July 2014 brought together about 120 delegates from 10 countries including social workers in practice, management, policy, regulation, and education and training.
Professor Eileen Gambrill, Hutto Patterson Professor of Child and Family Studies, University of California at Berkeley, USA, internationally recognized for her work on critical thinking, decision making and related ethical issues, and evidence based practice.
Dr Martin Webber, Reader in Social Work, University of York, UK, well-known for his passion for rigorous research in mental health social work, including application of evidence to practice decisions and professional knowledge-creation process.
Mr David Carson, Visitor, School of Law, University of Southampton, UK, an international speaker on the interface between law and risk in human services including the management of risk and professional decisions in organizations.
The second DARE symposium in July 2012 brought together about 100 delegates from nine countries including social workers in practice, management, policy, regulation, and education and training.
Professor Hazel Kemshall, De Montfort University Leicester who has published widely on risk assessment and management with adult client groups including criminal justice.
Professor Aron Shlonsky, University of Toronto who has published widely on risk assessment and predicting harm in child welfare, and on evidence based practice in social work.
The first DARE symposium in July 2010 brought together about 70 delegates including social workers in practice, management, policy, regulation, and education and training.
Professor Jill Manthorpe, Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London, who has undertaken research and published widely on adult safeguarding and risk in social care.
Mr Martin Calder, MA, CQSW, private consultant of Calder Training & Consultancy Ltd, who has undertaken developmental work with organisations and published widely on risk and assessment in child protection.