We need to see urgent system change and a government inquiry: BASW England responds to CQC Report ‘Out of Sight - Who Cares?’
This latest report shows ongoing evidence of excessive use of prolonged and long-term seclusion, segregation, restraint and human rights violations and abuse, alongside examples of undignified and...
Social care: funding and workforce
Health and Social Care Committee report urges immediate action to address the social care crisis with calls for sustained investment as the pandemic brings the crisis into stark focus.
BASW expresses disappointment as MPs vote against free school meals extension
We urge the government to reconsider its position and give low income families the support that they need
BASW’s voices for Black History Month…and beyond
Although it is thought that Social Work practice is reflective, non-discriminatory and anti-oppressive; unconscious bias alongside complexities around ignorance play a huge part in maintaining a ‘...
BASW England supports Skills for Care report
The Skills for Care report released today, The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England, is an important and timely report that provides context and oversight of the adult...
BASW Cymru has endorsed the NHS Confederation Policy Forum Senedd Election Briefing
Over 30 health and social care organisations in Wales - including BASW Cymru - have come together to outline what the key priorities should be for the next Welsh Government after the 2021 Senedd...
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work (GRTSW) Association response to AG – A Serious Case Review
The recent serious case review in relation to AG, a child from a Traveller family living in Norfolk, once again highlights a woeful lack of cultural competence amongst social workers when supporting...
Celebrate Book Week Scotland with SASW
Join the SASW team as we explore the changing landscape of social work through poetry and writing as part of Book Week Scotland
SWU Chair Carys Phillips: “Now is the time we all need our organisations to act as a supportive and caring employers.”
In her first blog post as chair of SWU, Carys reflects on her journey to this point and how we can advocate for the social work profession in these challenging times.