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.
Ministers quizzed on actions to support social work profession
Better support for social workers and action to raise the profile of the profession have been raised in the Scottish Parliament. Following a meeting with our National Director last week, Health and...
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.