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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

Bring the social model of health into clinical healthcare settings to aid recovery of mental illness and distress

Social Workers and the new Mental Health Act - APPG inquiry recommendations launched calling for recognition of social factors of mental health distress and for promotion of the social model of health within new mental health legislation.

BASW England Conferences 2019

Join us for breakfast briefings, a pre-event drinks reception, exhibition, networking opportunities, panel discussions and workshops. Register to attend, view the programmes, secure your accommodation, plan travel and contact us to sponsor or exhibit.

Developing your career

Professional Development and Education (ProfDE)

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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