Workshop: Questions of Culture and Identity in Children’s Care and Support Services
A day of creative enquiry and visioning for senior leaders of Children's Care and Support Services, 2021
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Copyright, 2021. Tate Modern, LBBD and Jimmy Lee

New Town Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London and Tate Modern delivered a creative, discursive workshop at Tate Modern for the Senior Leadership Team in Children's Care and Support Services in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham with sessions led by artists Marley Starskey Butler, Albert Potrony, Paul Crook, Nicole Morris and social work experts Joan Fletcher and Adi Staempfl.

Through creative workshops, group reflective practice and presentations we explored the following questions: What is culture and why is it relevant to our work and our personal lives? How can we recognise and act to address inequalities relating to all cultural traits such as sexuality and gender in our work? How can we raise the subject of cultural identity in our work with colleagues and young people? Can we use creative approaches to do this? Taking as our starting point the British Association of Social Work code of ethics and the Social Work England practice standards as well as the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Black Lives Matter Actions, the day was concluded with a set of visionary shared intentions and actions.