Budget 2021: What do social workers need to know?
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, analyses the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.
BASW responds to Budget and Spending Review 2021
BASW CEO Ruth Allen comments on the Autumn Budget 2021
Blog: 'Reflecting on my time as BASW England Committee Chair'
Dr Andy Gill gives an insight into his role as chair, and encourages members to apply to be the next one.
Spending Review 2021: What BASW UK wants to see
There are several urgent and growing issues, such as poverty and lack of funding for services, that we want the Spending Review to address.
Age assessments proposal within Nationality and Borders Bill: BASW UK Statement
Age assessments should be led by social workers and draw on a multi-agency approach, where practitioners in health, care, education, and community may contribute.
Harry Venning accepts SWU Ambassador Award
Commenting on his SWU Ambassador award, renown cartoonist Harry Venning said, ‘I am honoured to become a SWU Ambassador for a profession that I have continuously poked fun at for the last thirty...
Blog: 'Falling foul of unscrupulous umbrella companies'
Social worker 'LK' on how using Social Work Employment Services transformed her relationship with umbrella companies...
New appointments to Social Work England board: BASW England response
BASW England has been strongly advocating for registered social work representation on the board of SWE.
BJSW Editor's Choice Vlog: Associate Editor Hannah Bows and Professor Rick Hood
BJSW Associate Editor Hannah Bows in conversation with Professor Rick Hood.
Anti-racism in social work: BASW England presentation and discussion
Pam Shodeinde, Liz Howard and Wayne Reid explore the importance of anti-racism in social work, specific areas of anti-Black racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and allyship.
We’re changing how we communicate with members
Look out for our new UK-wide email bulletins every Tuesday!
End-of-life care and assisted dying - share your views and experiences as a social worker
Baroness Molly Meacher, a social worker by background, is bringing forward a Private Members Bill which has its first reading in the House of Lords on 22 of October. Setting the scene, Baronness...
Remembering Mike Shamash
Gerry Nosowska, BASW Chair and Ruth Allen, BASW CEO pay tribute to Mike Shamash.
BASW England responds to latest update from Review of Children's Social Care
The latest document released by the Review does not change our previous positioning.
Scottish Parliament Update
SASW's Communications and Policy Officer, Emily Galloway, outlines what happened last week in parliament...
IFSW blog: 'The local is global'
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska, who attended with BASW CEO Ruth Allen and observers Debbie Ryding and Ellen Paladini-Stone, report back to members.
Conservative Party Conference: What happened, and what does it mean for social work?
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides members with an overview of the recent Conservative Party Conference.
'Arcane tax rules silence vulnerable groups' - new research
Coalition of charities, campaigners and individuals write to Minister to call for rule changes.
Call for Evidence: Experience of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children processes
APPG for social work has launched an inquiry into the experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
A night with an Emergency Duty Team
Ahead of World Mental Health Day, BASW is sharing a diary of an Emergency Duty Team (EDT) social worker.
Guide on the work of BASW Cymru for Senedd Members
We have put together a guide for new Members of Senedd outlining the work of BASW Cyrmu. The guide is available to download here
Social Care Wales & the impact on our registration as professional social workers
Social Care Wales have made some decisions which clearly recognises their support for the pressures social workers have been exposed to during the pandemic. They clearly recognise that the last 18...
#KeepTheLifeline: BASW responds to Universal Credit cut
BASW UK will continue to fight against poverty and austerity
Social Workers Benevolent Trust launches new website
SWBT offers financial help to social workers and their dependents in times of hardship
Talk to SWU webinar: Back by popular demand!
Join SWU on 3 November to discuss any workplace issues you are experiencing..
Labour Party Conference: What happened, and what does it mean for social work?
Kerri Prince, BASW Public Affairs Lead, provides members with an overview of the recent Labour Party Conference - and what this might mean for social work.
"An association where every social worker belongs": Watch BASW chair's AGM speech
BASW chair outlines our organisation's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion...
SWU to speak up for social work and social care at Conservative Party Conference
SWU is a member of the Future Social Care Coalition, which is holding an event with policymakers next week.
Our commitment to action against antisemitism and promoting the rights, inclusion and voice of Jewish social workers.
Today we are issuing an open letter of apology from BASW Council for holding the AGM on the eve of Yom Kippur this year.
BASW calls for social workers to be prioritized for fuel
BASW and SWU are calling on the Government to be clear as to whether social workers and social care staff have priority access to petrol.
BASW: A year in review
View our impact report for 2020/21 and watch a short film highlighting some of our key work over the past year.
BJSW Editor’s Choice Video Podcast: Dr Martyn Higgins and Paul Michael Garrett PhD
Dr Martyn Higgins, Associate Editor of British Journal of Social Work, in conversation with Paul Michael Garrett PhD, one of social work's leading radical educators...
This Week in Westminster - Friday 24 June 2021
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update from Westminster.
‘Supporting you as you support others’: Wellbeing service for social workers going from strength to strength
Free service, designed by and for social workers, provides a trusted space to work through and think about positive solutions for professional and personal challenges with an experienced peer coach
BASW: the next 50 years - Influencing the future of social work and increasing public understanding
Recordings of AGM 2021 pre-events are now available to watch.
BASW UK call for evidence: Human rights in care settings
We are looking to hear from members about your experiences of human rights in care settings.