National Age Assessment Board: BASW receives response from Home Office following consultation submission
In the response, the Immigration Minister referred to plans for a National Age Assessment Board (NAAB), a proposal that 50% of respondents to our survey disagreed with.
BASW Blog: Lewis Roberts reflects on recent Westminster Education Forum panel appearance
The panel discussed lessons learned during Covid-19 for improving child safeguarding and explored the future of virtual social work - a fantastic opportunity to ensure the social work voice and...
The Social Workers Union (SWU) is delighted to announce the winners of our World Social Work Day 2021 Essay Assignment Competition
Four social work students have each won £500 for their entries to SWU's WSWD 2021 Student Essay Assignment Competition, and two additional outstanding entries have been awarded prizes as well...
BASW England National Standing Committee election results 2021
BASW England National Standing Committee (NSC) is delighted to announce the following members have been elected to serve on the NSC for 2 years with the option to stand again for a further two years...
EU Settlement Scheme: BASW writes to Home Secretary
Dr Ruth Allen, BASW CEO, urges the Government to extend the deadline for the EUSS and create a more supportive environment for those who come forward.
This Week in Westminster - Friday 18 June 2021
Kerri Prince, BASW Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster
MP questions Minister on the absence of social work voice on SAGE
Barbara Keeley MP says Government failed to use expertise from social work and social care sector in the early stages of pandemic.
The Case for Change - review of children's social care report
300 contributors to the review are from a registered workforce of over 100,000 social workers – more must be done to grasp and fully understand the value and the importance that social workers bring...
EU Settlement Scheme: Social workers see the obstacles every day – why can’t the Government?
Extending the deadline and providing a supportive environment reassures people that coming forward to register themselves is the right way forward.