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

Join more than 21,000 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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Campaign: Test, Access, Rights

BASW's campaign to secure changes to national Covid-19 guidance, in order to allow social workers regular and safe access to health and care settings
Covid test

World Social Work Day 2021

World Social Work Day is on 16 March 2021
Each year BASW is proud to support and stand together with social workers across the world to mark World Social Work Day - this year, we will be celebrating social work across the UK throughout the whole month of March.

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

Around the UK