• Ruth Allen, Chief Executive of BASW,
  • Godfred Boahen, Research & Policy Officer, BASW
  • Denise Turner, chair of the Digital Capabilities for Social Workers Project and Senior Social Work Lecturer at London Metropolitan University
  • Mark Nicholas, Chief Social Worker at NHS Digital

Listen again to our webinar on social workers digital capabilities, and the role of digital technology in supporting social work practice during the current coronavirus outbreak.

The webinar includes discussions on how the new practice framework on digital capabilities from BASW and SCIE can support social work practitioners, educators, experts by experience and tech developers.

Accompanying resources and documents


Useful resources

COVID-19 and its implications for protecting children online

COVID-19 has prompted widespread school closures and physical distancing measures and made online platforms and communities essential to maintaining a sense of normalcy. Children and their families are turning to digital solutions more than ever to support children’s learning, socialisation and play. While digital solutions provide huge opportunities for sustaining and promoting children’s rights, these same tools may also increase children’s exposure to online risks. 

UNICEF together with its partners, have published a new technical note which sets out some of the key priorities and recommendations on how to mitigate those risks and promote positive online experiences for children.