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BASW 50th Anniversary Virtual Festival

Over two days, join in a number of one hour online ‘stages’ to celebrate 50 years of the association and the future of social work

This will be an open event for members and non-members. 

The stages will include storytelling, speakers and debate, poetry and music, an interactive quiz, book and report launches - and throughout you will hear the experiences and ideas from social workers and people with lived experience of contemporary and past social work.

View the BASW 50th Anniversary Virtual Festival programme

It is free for unwaged including students, suggested donations (minimum of £10) from other participants for three important charities/campaigns - the Social Workers Benevolent Trust, Child Poverty Action Group and ATD Fourth World. 

Twitter: #BASW50 #BASW50festival


Send Happy Birthday to BASW!

Please send us a few seconds of film of your birthday wishes for BASW’s 50th - or a still picture of you with a birthday message.

Simply capture a 3- 5 second clip of you saying happy birthday to BASW or a still camera shot of you holding a message up with your BASW birthday wishes

  1. Take a short film using your phone – either as a selfie or with someone to help, around 3-5 seconds long, or capture a photo 
  2. Email to with your name and connection to social work
  3. Send by 15th June in time for our two day celebration on 22 and 23 June.

Please do share and spread the word – we would like to generate as much interest as possible!

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