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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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New BASW Professional Support Service for members

A confidential support service to help you debrief and reflect upon any current concerns you may have in a reflective space with one of our peer support coaches.

Social work during Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ongoing Survey

Sharing and learning from each other
The coronavirus pandemic brings unprecedented challenge and uncertainty for social work. Talk to us - tell us about your experiences and share your questions. Please fill out this ongoing feedback form as many times as you can throughout this period.

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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