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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

BASW bank holiday closure

BASW will be closed from Friday 19 April to Tuesday 23 April. Our offices reopen on Wednesday 24 April.
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Share your views with BASW England on the Home Office consulation on serious violence

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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