Prevention of Homelessness Duties Consultation
The Scottish Government and COSLA are currently consulting on proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. Some of the proposals will have an impact on social work and so it is vital that the...
This Week in Westminster: War in Ukraine, Nationality and Borders Bill, Human Rights Act
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster.
A range of anti-racist organisations supported by BASW Cymru are calling for Jimmy Carr event to be cancelled in an open letter
The group are inviting signatures to the open letter to St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
BASW celebrates International Women's Day 2022
Watch BASW chair Gerry Nosowska's message on International Women's Day 2022...
SWU in solidarity with Ukraine
SWU stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people who are under attack by Russian forces.
#WSWM22: Reflecting on BASW Cymru's opening week
BASW Cymru National Director Allison Hulmes reflects on the first week of World Social Work Month 2022
Scottish Parliament Weekly Round-Up
Find out what happened this week at Holyrood.... Parliament returned in sombre mood on Tuesday with the crisis in Ukraine understandably high on the agenda. Pam Duncan-Glancy asked a Topical Question...
Expansion of the fast-track to child and family social work programme: BASW England statement
The Government must engage in a full stakeholder consultation and an equality and impact assessment on all the routes into social work.
World Social Work Day Motion
We're delighted that the Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Social Work, Fulton MacGregor MSP, has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament highlighting World Social Work Day 2022. As well as...
Watch: BASW CEO Ruth Allen introduces World Social Work Month 2022
World Social Work Month presents a unique opportunity to come together as a profession - across borders and languages and cultures - to shine a light on what unites us as social workers across the UK...
Scottish Parliament Weekly Round-Up
Find out what happened this week at Holyrood.... MSPs returned to parliament on Tuesday following the February recess. The week began with the First Minister confirming details of the government’s...
BASW statement on Ukraine
BASW urges the UK Government to not only work with other world leaders to bring the war to an end, but also to ensure that the people of Ukraine have support and assistance through humanitarian...
Mental Health Officer from Edinburgh wins MHO Practice Award 2022
Meredith Ahearn, a Mental Health Officer who is based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, has been awarded the Mental Health Practice Award 2022. Ms Ahearn received the accolade from the Minister for...
Solihull joint targeted area inspection (JTAI): BASW England synopsis
The JTAI was published on 21 February 2022
'Encourage, influence, grow: Becoming BASW chair could be the best thing you do in social work'
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska reflects on the role and why it's a fantastic opportunity to represent your profession and make a real difference to social work practice and policy...
Talk to SWU during World Social Work Month at our workplace issues webinar on 29 March 2022
This is a chance for all UK social workers and social work students to talk with the Social Workers Union about workplace issues in a free online session.
SWU announces theme for 2022 student essay competition
Four grants of £500 will be awarded to the best arguments for how to change media portrayals of social workers.
Expert panel announced for Wales in first step to a National Care Service
An expert group has been set up to support the creation of a National Care Service which will be free at the point of need, continuing as a public service, with an implementation plan by the end of...
CEO blog: Introducing World Social Work Month 2022!
Dr Ruth Allen gives an overview of BASW's month of activities and events this March...