About Membership

The Centre for Social Work Practice is a charity that provides new and innovative ways of thinking about the professional task in the 21st Century. The aim of the organisation is to create opportunities to bring together professionals working across the Human Services in ways that enhance good practice; research based development/projects; reflexive thinking and relationship based approaches.

One of the best and easiest ways to support the work of the Centre is to become a member at the very reasonable cost of £15 per year with the exception of social work students for whom the cost is £10.

What rights does membership bestow:

Membership lasts for one year from the point of joining. Becoming a member allows you to become a Trustees or Officer, to nominate Trustees or Officers and to vote at the Annual General Meeting (please see our constitution for further information).

What membership does for CfSWP:

Membership provides credibility and purpose to the organisation, the more people involved the more impetus behind the call for more relationally based practice. We want to encourage a great diversity of professional voices to broaden the range and quality of professional feedback. As a collaborative organisation participation from members is key to us in our development, we want and will actively seek your views about how best to proceed in the meeting of our aims.

What membership offers:

  • Reduced costs on some events
  • Regular information about the Centre and an opportunity to provide feedback, comments and ideas that have a real impact on the planning and development work of the Centre.
  • The opportunity to be involved in regional groups and have an influence in your local area.
  • Access to the members perks form which includes book reviewing and keeping the book and helping at conferences in return for a free place.
  • Free attendance at member only events

We are working on membership benefits currently. Do let us know if you have any thoughts or ideas in this area.

Become a member

If you would like to become a member, membership is £10 per annum for Social Work Students and £15 per annum for Qualified/Employed Staff. You can sign up online, using the link below, or you can print out a form and post it to us.

Sign up online

Join up quickly and easily online. Fill in the form now and then send payment Sign up today

Complete and post a membership form

Download membership form. Once you have completed it, send the form to CfSWP, PO Box 12127, Tollesbury Maldon, CM9 8XS

Payment methods

Payment can be made via:

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to; Centre for Social Work Practice and send to; CfSWP, PO Box 12127, Tollesbury, Maldon CM9 8XS

BACS Bank: The Co-operative Bank
Sort Code: 08-92-99 Account Number: 65435487
(Please use your name as a reference point)

Standing Order: Download a standing order form (pdf)

Once all paperwork and payment has been received e-mail confirmation will be sent to you.

Organisational Membership

Any organisation whether local authority, third sector or private concern, can procure organisational membership for its staff. This means that you can buy any number of places from 5 upwards. These memberships are for the organisation rather than named staff so if a member of staff moves on the membership stays with the organisation and you can send different people to different events depending on need or interest. If you are interested in organisational membership at only £15 per head please contact us at admin@cfswp.org to discuss.

Join today

If you would like to become a member, membership is £10 per annum for Social Work Students and £15 per annum for Qualified/Employed Staff.