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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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‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: Exploring peer recovery: Let's Talk Social Work - podcast

James Deakin and Sophie McCluskey from North Wales Recovery Communities and social worker, Wulf Livingstone, explore the benefits of a community-based, peer support approach to helping people recover from addiction.
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PSW Online

Take a look at extra Professional Social Work news, viewpoints and in focus articles that don't appear in the magazine

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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