ADASS Spring Budget Survey 2022: BASW England response
BASW England calls on the government to act now and invest in adult social care, or risk a devastating crisis this winter and beyond.
UK Government publishes ‘Bill of Rights’ to replace Human Rights Act
The UK Government introduced its Bill of Rights to parliament on 22 June. You can read it here. What does it mean? If passed, the Bill will repeal and replace the current Human Rights Act (HRA). The...
SWU is delighted to announce the winners of our World Social Work Day 2022 Student Essay Assignment Competition
Thank you to all the students who participated in the competition this year – it was a pleasure to read your thoughtful and passionate essays on this topic. Each winning entrant will receive £500.
SWU in solidarity with the FSCC Social Care Lobby Day
Support the Future Social Care Coalition in lobbying the Government for a fair deal for social care by signing the Pledge.
Article 39 and SWU are among 30 signatories of joint letter calling for publication of Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel report
Organisations concerned with the rights and welfare of looked after children believe this CSPRP report on 48 separate incidents could contain critical evidence about systemic failings.
SWU is working with our members in the run-up to the National Care Service Bill
We need to ensure the workforce is protected and that this Bill will bring better care and support to people in Scotland.
DHSC Building the Right Support Action Plan: BASW England response
The release of the Action Plan and the Red Quadrant independent report on funding flows reflect a major step forward for campaigners
SASW Engages with Social Workers on the National Care Service Bill
This week, SASW ran two online engagement sessions for social workers and students across Scotland on the proposed National Care Service Bill. This week, SASW ran two online engagement sessions for...
SWU opposes replacing Human Rights Act with “Bill of Rights”
As trade unionists and social workers we cannot settle for legislation that would unabashedly offer us less rights and protection.
SASW calls for more opportunities to study social work
SASW National Director, Alison Bavidge this week met with Scottish Greens Spokesperson on Health and Social Care, Gillian Mackay MSP to discuss ways to improve social work workforce capacity. During...
BASW in Westminster: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster
Participants wanted for mapping trauma training
The Scottish Government wants to understand the current landscape of trauma training across the children and families workforce. Andthen are conducting this research and would like to hear from...
'Now is the time to stand up for social work' - BASW chair blog
Julia Ross outlines her vision and objectives as the new chair of BASW, the UK’s independent voice for social work.
This Week in Westminster - 5 July 2022
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides members with an update from Westminster.
SWU Campaign Fund 2021 - 2022
Read about how the SWU Campaign Fund has assisted members in developing and running campaigns throughout 2021/22.
SASW stands up for Human Rights
Alongside 124 Scottish organisations, SASW has submitted a joint statement to UK Ministers asking them to reverse their decision to replace the Human Rights Act. Social work is built on protecting,...
Setting the Bar raised in parliament
SASW has worked closely with three MSPs to table a series of questions to Scottish Ministers based on findings from the Setting the Bar report. The report highlighted the heavy toll experienced by...
SWU Chair Carys Phillips Speaks at the campaign launch rally for “Our NHS - Born in Wales” with the People’s Assembly Wales
This is an all-Wales campaign for properly publicly funded Health and Social Care support: reverse privatisation, reverse cuts, and fair pay for NHS staff.