BASW comments on announcement that probation services to return to public control
BASW welcomes the announcement from the Westminster government today that the part-privatised probation service in England and Wales would be fully ‘renationalised’ after research and experience on...
Allison Hulmes, National Director for Wales responds to stage 2 of Welsh Labour’s Policy Process 2021
BASW Cymru welcomes the opportunity to contribute to Welsh Labour Policy Process 2021. BASW Cymru has three main policy suggestions
Out of the Shadows – the role of social workers in disasters
BASW England wants to hear from people with lived experience and social workers involved in disaster and emergency responses past and present including the COVID 19 pandemic for book development.
BASW weekly vlog - Global Social Work
BASW CEO Ruth Allen is joined by David Jones, Chair of BASW International Committee and Godfred Boahen, Policy, Research and Practice Improvement Projects Lead, BASW to explore BASW’s longstanding...
BASW statement on tragic death of social worker
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) would like to share its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Bibaa Henry and her sister Nicole Smallman, who were found dead...
Social Workers Union activates campaign to encourage urgent action to address key issues
Update by John McGowan, Social Workers Union (SWU) General Secretary
More support needed for people with learning disabilities and autistic people
BASW statement following figures published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Action needed to address the disproportionate number of deaths from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities due to Covid-19
BASW statement following Public Health England report ‘Disparities in the risk and outcomes of Covid-19’
BASW Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group position statement
BASW will continue to campaign against racialised political discrimination, which has been magnified under Covid-19 and ‘hostile environment’ policies. The Government should not remain resistant to...
BASW 2025 new vision and mission – please share your views
Take a look at our vision and mission statements and give your reactions with any comments you would like. Your feedback is invaluable.
BASW weekly vlog
Ruth Allen CEO is joined by Narinder Sidhu and Hari Sewell in discussion on the role of social work and BASW in tackling inequality and injustice
Shielding in Wales
BASW Cymru join with partners to call for clarity of information for the most at risk groups
SWU Blog: Funding for AAG group secured for another year
SWU is delighted that our funding of the Austerity Action group will continue for another 12 months. Carol Reid of the Austerity Action Group shares a service-user perspective on Covid19.
BASW Statement: George Floyd
BASW is shocked and disturbed by the death of George Floyd. BASW wholly condemns his murder and the frightening circumstances that led to it. BASW fully stands in solidarity with the whole black...
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.