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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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Test, Safe Access, Promote Rights

BASW campaign seeks changes to national guidance to allow social workers regular and safe access to health and care settings
Covid test

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

Open to all social workers
BASW wants to hear your ongoing queries and experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. We first launched the survey on 16 March 2020 and have now added new questions to follow your experiences during Covid-19.

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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