Human rights of Romani and Traveller communities under threat as Police Bill goes through House of Lords
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities across the UK will face further discrimination as a result of the measures and guidance in the Bill.
BASW statement on Covid-19 vaccination and Omicron variant
BASW is concerned to hear about the problems with online booking systems for vaccines and Covid-19
BJSW Editor’s Choice vlog: in conversation with Philip Mendes, Jacqueline Wilson and Frank Golding
BJSW co-editor Dr Reima Ana Maglajlic speaks to Philip Mendes, Jacqueline Wilson and Frank Golding about their research into the experiences of care leavers in Australia.
BASW Cymru continues to support the student bursary campaign
The MASW Bursary Campaign have written to the Ministers for Health & Social Service and Education calling for a create a greater parity of esteem between health and social care and to remove...
#WhyICare: Social workers on the importance of engaging with the Review of Children's Social Care in England
The Review has been called a "once in a generation" opportunity to shape the future of children's social care...
Health and Care Bill goes to House of Lords for scrutiny
BASW England wrote to Lords ahead of Tuesday’s Second Reading with a briefing about the key issues within the Bill.
Human Rights Day 2021: Civil society groups urge Government to secure Human Rights Act
This atmosphere of hostility towards human rights and legal accountability in the UK cannot continue.
Blog: Why are the media still using terms like “bed blocker”?
Nobody should accept derogatory language that seeks to locate the blame with the person currently in hospital - as if they are somehow responsible for another person having to wait.
"Invaluable" Cross-Party Group on Social Work to hold first meeting in January
Find out more about the Scottish Parliament's first ever Cross-Party Group on Social Work...
BASW in the media: responding to launch of Government national review into Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy
BASW UK CEO Ruth Allen was interviewed by Channel 4 News, BASW England National Director Maris Stratulis spoke to ITV Central News, while BASW England Professional Officer Paul Shuttleworth appeared...
BASW UK provides briefing to MPs on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes case
The briefing was used by several MPs to call for properly resourced children’s social care
Chief Social Workers write to colleagues following Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy
The letter comes after the Government announced a national review into the case.
SWU Statement on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union offers condolences to the family of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
BASW responds to the Government national review launched following the tragic death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
There must absolutely be answers and learning from this terrible tragedy and social workers need to be supported to do the vital work they do.
Social care white paper: BASW England response
This week the Government released its long-awaited White Paper, which sets out a 10-year vision for reform that seeks to put people at the centre of social care.
BASW responds to tragic death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
The British Association of Social Workers sends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and all those affected by the horrific murder of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. We await the outcome of the...
Measuring Well-being in Welsh Social Work: A Research Report by Professor Neil Thompson, Abyd Quinn Aziz and Allison Hulmes
Measuring Wellbeing in Welsh Social Work: a research report This important survey led by Professor Neil Thompson, an expert in workforce wellbeing, consolidates and builds on our knowledge of...
Social workers write to Priti Patel opposing inhumane Police Bill that discriminates against Romani and Traveller families
The British Association of Social Workers, the Social Workers Union and partner organisations express concern that recent guidance is inhumane and unlawful.