LAIRD, S.E., 2020. Child Protection Social Work with Families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds In: Migrating World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration and Integration, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, Oxford 22nd February.
LAIRD, S.E., 2019. Supporting Asylum Seeking, Refugee and Migrant Families while Protecting Children in an Era of Decreasing Entitlements and Services In: Migrating World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration and Integration, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Greenwich, London, 26 March.
LAIRD, S.E., 2019. The Critical Case Approach to Serious Case Reviews of Children Significantly Harmed or Killed In: European Conference for Social Work Research, KU Leuven University, Belgium, 10-12 April.
LAIRD, S.E., 2018. Preparing for Brexit: Developing Social Work Education for Work with Migrant Families In: Social Work Education and Social Development Conference Dublin 4-7 July.
LAIRD, S.E., MORRIS, K., ARCHARD, P. and CLAWSON, R., 2017. Changing practice: the possibilities and limits for reshaping social work practice Qualitative Social Work. LAIRD, S.E., MORRIS, K., ARCHARD, P. and CLAWSON, R., 2017. Working with the whole family: what case files tell us about social work practices Child & Family Social Work.
LAIRD, S.E., 2017. Brexit: Investigating the Implications for Curriculum Development and Teaching on Diversity In: Social Work Education in Europe: Challenging Boundaries, Promoting a Sustainable Furture, EASSW-UNAFORIS European Conference, Paris Descartes University, Paris, 26-29 June.
LAIRD, S.E., 2016. Relationships of looked after children with professionals in a time of austerity In: Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, 23-24th June.
LAIRD, S.E., 2016. Children’s and young people’s views on how to improve the State child care system in England In: Together Towards a Better World for Children, Adolescents and Families, 33rd FICE Congress & 2nd CYC World Conference, University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Vienna, Austria 22-25 August.
LAIRD, S.E., 2016. Representations of the family’s voice in serious case reviews of child maltreatment: applying discourse analysis to technologies of practice In: Ties that Bind for Social Work: Late Modernity, Social Capital and Community, 6th International Conference of Sociology and Social Work, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands 25-26 August.
LAIRD, S.E., 2015. Improving child protection practice with highly resistant families In: 9th BASPCAN International Conference, University of Edinburgh, 12-15th April.
LAIRD, S.E., 2015. Involving the family in the serious case review process In: 8th National Conference on Serious Case Reviews, ICO Conference Center, London, 21st May.
LAIRD, S.E., 2015. Child neglect and the construction of childhood in sub-Saharan Africa In: New Directions in Critical Sociology and Social Work, 5th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work, University of Chester, Chester, 26-27th August.
LAIRD, S.E., 2015. Improving child protection practice with families affected domestic abuse In: European Conference on Domestic Violence, Queens University Belfast, 6-9 September.
LAIRD, S.E., 2014. The law, professional ethics and anti-oppressive social work. In: COCKER, C. and HAFFORD-LETCHFIELD, T., eds., Rethinking Anti-Discriminatory & Anti-Oppressive Theories for Social Work Practice PalgraveMacmillan. 45-59
LAIRD, S.E., 2014. Working with conflict, hostility and aggressive behaviour in child protection practice In: British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Regional Seminar, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 18th November.
RICHARDSON, E. and LAIRD, S.E., 2013. Involving carers from minority ethnic backgrounds in carer-led research Disability & Society. 28(1), 67-80
LAIRD, S.E., 2013. New Approaches to Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Faith in Contemporary Anti-oppressive Practice In: Joint Social Work Education Conference and UK Social Work Research Conference Royal Holloway, University of London 10th-12th July.
LAIRD, S.E., 2012. The construction of the child in Ghanaian welfare policy. In: TWUM-DANSO, A. and AME, R., eds., Childhoods at the intersection of the local and the global Palgrave Macmillan. 94-118
LAIRD, S.E., 2011. Enforcing the law on child maintenance in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Ghana International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. 25(2), 220-243
LAIRD, S.E., 2011. Complaints are a form of intimidation too Community Care. 6th October, 17
LAIRD, S.E. and RICHARDSON, E., 2011. User and carer perspectives on the research process In: European Conference for Social Work Education, St Catherine's College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom. 23-25 March.
LAIRD, S.E., 2008. Social Work Practice to Support Survival Strategies in Africa British Journal of Social Work. 38(1), 135-151
LAIRD, S.E., 2008. The Place of Culture in Anti-Oppressive Practice with Refugees, Economic Migrants and Asylum Seekers In: JUSWEC Social Work Education Conference Homerton College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 9-11 July.
LAIRD, S.E., 2007. Rolling back the African State: implications for social development in Ghana Social Policy and Administration. 41(5), 465-486
LAIRD, S.E., 2007. The Application of African Practice Models to the Social Problems of Emergent Democracies. In: KLASSEN, M., BORMANN, S. and SPATSCHECK, C., eds., International Social Work: Social Problems, Cultural Issues and Social Work Education Barbara Budrich. 19-35
LAIRD, S.E., 2007. Voluntarism in Community Based Development: A Critique from Ghana In: Social Policy Association Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 23-25 July.
LAIRD, S.E., 2006. Teaching Social Work as a Foreign Language Teaching in Higher Education. 11(3), 381-386
LAIRD, S.E., 2006. Should we listen to each other? The hazards of cross-national social work In: Social Work International Practice Education Conference Sheffield, United Kingdom. 19 September.
LAIRD, S.E., 2006. Developing the National Curriculum in Britain: An International Perspective from Ghana In: JUSWEC Social Work Education Conference Homerton College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom. 12-14 July.
LAIRD, S.E., 2005. International child welfare: deconstructing UNICEF’s Country Programmes Social Policy & Society. 4(4), 457-466
LAIRD, S.E., 2004. Inter-ethnic conflict: a role for social work in sub-Saharan Africa Social Work Education. 23(6), 693-709
LAIRD, S.E., 2004. Creating the Problem, Dictating the Practice: Globalisation for sub-Saharan Africa In: World Conference of International Federation of Social Workers, Adelaide, Australia. 2-5 October.
LAIRD, S.E., 2003. Evaluating social work outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa Qualitative Social Work. 2(3), 251-270
LAIRD, S.E., 2002. Imposing best practice Professional Social Work. June, 18-19
LAIRD, S.E., 2002. 'The 1998 Children's Act: problems of enforcement in Ghana British Journal of Social Work. 32(7), 893-905
LAIRD, S.E., 2001. 'AIDS and gender: the African reality Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk. 37(3), 260-267
LAIRD, S.E., 2000. Why does the University of Ghana produce good Americans instead of good Africans? In: Annual Inter-faculty Lecture at the University of Ghana, Ghana. June.
LAIRD, S.E., 1999. A farewell to casework Professional Social Work. July, 10-11
LAIRD, S.E., 1999. Social Work in sub-Saharan Africa: Its Failures and Possibilities In: 11th International Conference of the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. 4-8 July.
LAIRD, S.E. and AGYEMAN-MENSAH, N., 1999. A Review of Street Children Initiatives: Consultancy Report for the Royal Danish Embassy, Ghana