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

Join more than 22,000 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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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Join us in marking Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2022

COVID-19 BASW updates

Resources, information and guidance to support social workers during the coronavirus pandemic
Resources include ethical questions for social workers when services are not able to cope with demand, Health and Safety, home visits and more.

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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