SWU survey for LBC Radio on the pressures experienced by social workers
The Social Workers Union (SWU) is conducting a survey of its members in conjunction with LBC Radio to highlight the pressures facing staff in social work and the changes that may be needed to address...
BASW student ambassador scheme: Apply now!
BSAs ensure BASW is hearing the voice of students, whilst also acting as a conduit for students to get a better understanding of how BASW is supporting people who have chosen to qualify as social...
"Wishing SASW members, all social workers and those we support a peaceful and joyous festive time. You continue to do great work in extraordinary times."
A festive message from SASW National Director, Alison Bavidge
Trauma Informed Social Work Services Expert Advisory Group
Social workers wanted for new trauma informed social work services expert advisory group
Nominations now open for SASW MHO of the Year
Nominations have opened for SASW's MHO of the Year Award...
Police Bill: BASW UK receives response from Home Office on unauthorised encampments guidance
The draft guidance further discriminates against Gypsy and Traveller communities, with it telling police to avoid ‘gold-plating’ the human rights of those using unauthorised encampments.
SWU is proud to be a member of the first ever Cross-Party Group on Social Work
The purpose of the new CPG on Social Work is to promote understanding of the complexities of the social work profession, bring together its voice, and positively raise its profile.
SWU: There will be Social Workers working hard over the festive period
John McGowan, SWU General Secretary and Carys Phillips, SWU Chair share festive wishes to all
Take a moment to be proud of all you have done
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO and Gerry Nosowska, BASW Chair share reflections as the year draws to an end
Ethical questions for social workers when services are not able to cope with demand
BASW is providing guidance for Social Workers during Covid-19, which has been recently updated to reflect the current situation.
The Social Workers Union presents SWU Ambassador Award to Emma Lewell-Buck
SWU honours Emma Lewell-Buck MP for her tireless advocacy for social work and the people who use its services.
A message from the BASW Cymru team
The team in BASW Cymru want to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and restful festive period, one we hope you are able to spend with family and loved ones. Many of you will be on duty at this...
Care Review: BASW England 'Call for Ideas' submission
BASW England has been strongly encouraging members to share their views - and we've also put together our own submission, which you can read here...
Findings of Significant Case Learning Review on "Child H" published
Read the recommendations of a Significant Case Learning Review on 'neglect and potential harm' of 4 year old child in South and East Ayrshire...
Star Hobson case: BASW speaks to media
We spoke to Sky News, Channel 4 News and BBC Look North about Star Hobson's murder and the pressures on frontline social workers...
This Week in Westminster - 15 December 2021
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides the last Westminster update of 2021.
BASW responds to the murder of Star Hobson
BASW England wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and those affected by the horrific murder of Star Hobson.
Call out for memories of Downham, Lewisham…
The development of community mental health and support services including the Northover Centre in Downham, Lewisham, London: do you, family or friends have memories to share?
Human rights of Romani and Traveller communities under threat as Police Bill goes through House of Lords
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the UK will face further discrimination as a result of the measures and guidance in the Bill.
BASW statement on Covid-19 vaccination and Omicron variant
BASW is concerned to hear about the problems with online booking systems for vaccines and Covid-19
BJSW Editor’s Choice vlog: in conversation with Philip Mendes, Jacqueline Wilson and Frank Golding
BJSW co-editor Dr Reima Ana Maglajlic speaks to Philip Mendes, Jacqueline Wilson and Frank Golding about their research into the experiences of care leavers in Australia.
BASW Cymru continues to support the student bursary campaign
The MASW Bursary Campaign have written to the Ministers for Health & Social Service and Education calling for a create a greater parity of esteem between health and social care and to remove...
#WhyICare: Social workers on the importance of engaging with the Review of Children's Social Care in England
The Review has been called a "once in a generation" opportunity to shape the future of children's social care...
Health and Care Bill goes to House of Lords for scrutiny
BASW England wrote to Lords ahead of Tuesday’s Second Reading with a briefing about the key issues within the Bill.
Human Rights Day 2021: Civil society groups urge Government to secure Human Rights Act
This atmosphere of hostility towards human rights and legal accountability in the UK cannot continue.
Blog: Why are the media still using terms like “bed blocker”?
Nobody should accept derogatory language that seeks to locate the blame with the person currently in hospital - as if they are somehow responsible for another person having to wait.
"Invaluable" Cross-Party Group on Social Work to hold first meeting in January
Find out more about the Scottish Parliament's first ever Cross-Party Group on Social Work...
BASW in the media: responding to launch of Government national review into Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy
BASW UK CEO Ruth Allen was interviewed by Channel 4 News, BASW England National Director Maris Stratulis spoke to ITV Central News, while BASW England Professional Officer Paul Shuttleworth appeared...
BASW UK provides briefing to MPs on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes case
The briefing was used by several MPs to call for properly resourced children’s social care
Chief Social Workers write to colleagues following Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy
The letter comes after the Government announced a national review into the case.
SWU Statement on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union offers condolences to the family of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
BASW responds to the Government national review launched following the tragic death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
There must absolutely be answers and learning from this terrible tragedy and social workers need to be supported to do the vital work they do.
Social care white paper: BASW England response
This week the Government released its long-awaited White Paper, which sets out a 10-year vision for reform that seeks to put people at the centre of social care.
BASW responds to tragic death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
The British Association of Social Workers sends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and all those affected by the horrific murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. We await the outcome of the...
Measuring Well-being in Welsh Social Work: A Research Report by Professor Neil Thompson, Abyd Quinn Aziz and Allison Hulmes
Measuring Wellbeing in Welsh Social Work: a research report This important survey led by Professor Neil Thompson, an expert in workforce wellbeing, consolidates and builds on our knowledge of...