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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
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BASW UK – A social work manifesto

Election 2019 is approaching and we are calling on parliamentary candidates from all parties to pledge their support for social workers and the children, adults and families who use services across the UK
BASW social work manifesto
Open to all Social Workers. We are reviewing and refreshing our five-year vision ready for the launch of BASW’s 2025 Vision next year. Please do take part in the survey to help shape our future - your views really matter!

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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