UNCRC Incorporation: What happens now?
This week, the Deputy First Minister gave a statement to parliament on the UNCRC Incorporation Bill. What will the legislation do? The Bill will incorporate the United Nations Convention on the...
Cost of living crisis: BASW UK calls for Emergency Budget in letter to Chancellor
People are now forced to make impossible choices between paying bills or feeding their families. We are calling on the UK Government to take action.
Care Review: BASW speaks to media
BASW proactively engaged a range of media outlets, to ensure our profession is represented in national discussions about the future of children’s social care in England.
SWU among 16 UK Trade Unions condemning Turkey’s illegal invasion of Northern Iraq and North and Eastern Syria
Turkey is engaging in the same behaviour as the Russian state's brutal invasion of Ukraine, and we again urge President Erdogan and the Turkish government to return to the negotiating table to...
BASW chair blog: 'IFSW Global meeting – Local is Global'
Last week countries met at the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) two-yearly General Meeting, with BASW representing the UK. Our chair Gerry Nosowska shares some highlights.
SWU to attend the Parliamentary Policy Roundtable on Equal Protection of Children Against Assault
On 21st June 2022 the Working Group on Equal Protection of Children Against Assault will share their views in Parliament and discuss banning corporal punishment of children in England.
SWU to attend Fixing Social Care and the Cost of Living Crisis: Agreeing Next Steps roundtable at the House of Commons
Parliamentarians along with Future Social Care Coalition core members and partners will call for a fair deal for social care at this high-level roundtable on 6th June 2022.
BASW initial response to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
A full analytical look at the Review, its recommendations, and how it impacts all areas of social work will be forthcoming soon.
National Mental Health and Wellbeing plan: Learn more & help us shape BASW England's response
We're holding a special online workshop and launching a survey for members...
Social Work and the war in Ukraine - update 18th May 2022
Ukraine and other wars, latest BASW action, creating new guidance, experiences of social work across borders (IFSW report) and Roma in Ukraine
Out of the Shadows: The role of Social Workers in Disasters
Ruth Allen and Gerry Nosowska reflect on the release of Out of the Shadows, the first book to be published focusing on the role of UK social workers in disasters
SWU and FosterTalk celebrate Foster Care Fortnight 2022
This year’s awareness campaign runs from May 9-22 and it showcases the commitment, passion, and dedication of foster carers.
Motions for the BASW Annual General Meeting 2022
BASW members will be able to comment on motions from 10 June 2022.
Social workers and service users deserve political stability
As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, pushing thousands of families across Northern Ireland further into poverty and distress, the need for our political representatives to form a Northern Ireland...
Join us in raising up the voice and influence of people who have used social work services in on social work research and publishing
British Journal of Social Work is inviting applications to the Journal Editorial Board from people who have lived experience of social work services. The aim is to recruit several new members with...
Local Elections 2022: A summary for social workers
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an overview of last week's Local Elections...
SASW secures assurances on support for social workers in Ukraine response
SASW has secured an assurance from the Scottish Government that social workers will receive support to help them meet expected increases in demand on services with the arrival of people forced to...
SASW highlights risks to social worker's mental wellbeing
On Mental Health Awareness Week, SASW secured a meeting with the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care to discuss how the Scottish Government can improve wellbeing and working conditions for...