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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is the independent professional membership organisation for social work

Join more than 20,000 social work professionals committed to the highest standards of practice and ethics. BASW offers services that protect, support and develop your social work career
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BASW UK social work conference, festival and AGM 2020

Monday 22nd June and Tuesday 23rd June 2020. University of Birmingham. Discounted hotel accommodation when you book

BASW 2025 vision survey

Share your views with us
BASW’s five year ‘2020 Vision’ was to be the ‘Strong, Independent Voice of Social Work and Social Workers’. We want to review, refresh and launch our ‘2025 Vision’ for the five years from June 2020 - and we need your views!

Developing your career

Social work training

Helping you meet your CPD and career progression requirements and aspirations, whatever your role or level

Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF)

The PCF is a framework for the nine levels of social work in England

Professional Social Work (PSW) and other leading titles

BASW publishes three leading titles: Professional Social Work (PSW), The British Journal of Social Work and Practice: Social Work in Action

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