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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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BASW service update

BASW services will be closed for a short period at the end of July / early August 2021, including the BASW/SWU advice and representation service

Let's Talk Social Work Podcast

Let’s Talk Social Work is a space for conversation—discussion with social workers, the individuals they support, and colleagues working in related professions.
In the latest podcast we are joined by the Resolution Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation to discuss the implications of the budget on social work and communities we work

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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