Send Happy Birthday to BASW!
Please send us a few seconds of film of your birthday wishes for BASW’s 50th - or a still picture of you with a birthday message.
BASW Statement on the latest evidence of Covid-19 in care homes
We will continue to press this loudly and urgently, and to build alliances in doing this, so that the dignity and human rights of all adults in our society is upheld.
BASW vlog update
The first of a series of vlogs with BASW CEO Ruth Allen over the next month exploring our history, our present and our future as part of BASW’s 50th birthday celebrations in June.
Social workers could be overwhelmed when children return to school
Increased referrals will put services under pressure
Sad loss of social worker to Covid-19
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is deeply saddened to hear news of the loss of a social worker to coronavirus.
BASW Cymru responds to Letter from Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services
BASW Cymru welcomes this response from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to some of the concerns we have raised on behalf of our membership in Wales. The response however, does not...
SWU blog: Concern for reduction in social work referrals
Social Workers Union discussions with social workers are worrying showing fewer referrals regarding concerns around child protection and domestic violence since the onset of lockdown.
BASW vlog update
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska joins BASW CEO Ruth Allen for Ruth's latest vlog update...
BASW Statement: Government Abandons Health Surcharge.
BASW was one of many organisations objecting to this and welcomes change of plan
BASW England want to hear from members and social workers about your experiences of new Care Act easements
Pete Feldon, Chair of the BASW England Adults social work group provides an update and sets out the importance of your feedback.
SWU Blog: It is vital that unions work together
Once more SWU has attempted to work with UNISON, this time on a joint statement about the importance of sufficient social work funding post Covid-19
Covid-19: impact on children and young people’s mental health
BASW joins 30 organisations to write to the Government to tell them to limit the long-term impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health
The points-based immigration proposals are a concern for the future availability of social workers and our hugely valued, skilled care colleagues
BASW responds as the Government re-introduces the new Immigration Bill to Parliament
The Social Workers Union (SWU) share some practicable ideas to help Social Workers manage anxieties, worry and stress over this difficult period
Part of Mental Health Awareness Week
BASW supports international partners in battle against Covid-19
BASW commits £30,000 to support international social work partners in the fight against Covid 19
Thinking about adoption in a pandemic: Why we need to be concerned about S1 445
Blog by Professor Brid Featherstone (University of Huddersfield) and Professor Anna Gupta (Royal Holloway University of London)
BASW Cymru calls for testing for social workers entering care homes
BASW Cymru has been in conversation with the Older People’s Commissioner for last couple of weeks about the appalling number of deaths in care settings. We have also shared our concerns about the...
BASW statement on social worker Covid-19 deaths
Official figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics showed the deaths of ten social workers, and an additional two social services managers, involved Covid-19 between 9 March...