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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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Social work conference, festival and AGM 2022 - BASW UK

BOOK NOW Social work ethics, practice and policy: the next 50 years. University of Birmingham - Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June 2022

Professional Social Work (PSW) magazine online

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PSW magazine is the UK’s only printed social work magazine and is delivered free to all members 10 times a year. Become a member and read all the latest sector news, analysis, comment and features

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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