SWU members invited to Union Contact Induction on 10th September 2022
Are you a member of SWU, and would you like to become a SWU Union Contact in your workplace or amongst your university cohort? If so, the next Induction Day is Saturday 10th September 2022 in Central...
SWU Campaign Fund update: Student led campaign increases financial support for social work students in Wales
Starting from September 2022, the bursary for both social work undergraduate and postgraduate students in Wales will be increased by over 50%
UK Parliament Human Rights Committee launches consultation on Bill of Rights Bill
The Bill was published last month following the UK Government’s consultation on reform of the Human Rights Act.
GRTSW Association and BASW launch the Good Practice Guide on ‘UNDERSTANDING THE WELFARE IMPACT OF THE POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS ACT 2022’
We have launched our good practice guide on ‘UNDERSTANDING THE WELFARE IMPACT OF THE POLICE, CRIME, SENTENCING AND COURTS ACT 2022’ which is accompanied by Part A and Part B welfare enquiry forms (...
Agency social workers – finding the umbrella company for you
Crawford Temple, CEO and founder of Professional Passport, the largest independent assessor of payment intermediary compliance outlines what social workers should look out for so they can avoid any...
SWU comments on Local Authority pay rises and low 2022 CPD submissions
Pay is just one of the issues important to Social Workers in 2022. SWU is not surprised by this slower CPD response given that our members tell us that they are burnt out and exhausted.
SWU Blog: Who actually benefits from the privatisation of public services?
SWU National Organiser Carol Reid comments on the continuing wave of privatisation and loss of public sector services
BJSW editor's choice vlog: In conversation with Sui-Ting Kong, Catrin Noone and Jane Shears
As we strive towards a ‘better normal’, our guests offer key insights to implement hybrid social work practice and protect against the shortfalls that it might bring to the profession.
Social work students in Wales to receive more financial support from September.
Social work students in Wales will be eligible for greater financial support from September as part of an extra £3.5 million package of support, the Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced.