Changing BASW to support you through the pandemic.
The coronavirus crisis has inevitably meant that BASW has had to change how we prioritise our work, deliver our services and represent the profession. Find out how we have transformed our services.
By being members, we are all making a difference and helping our fellow social workers. I know we will keep supporting and encouraging each other.
Gerry Nosowska, BASW chair reflects on the social worker response to the coronavirus pandemic.
High quality and person-centred advance care planning (ACP) is a vital means of promoting personal dignity at the end of life
BASW comments on recent press reports of misuse of ACP and of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices being issued inappropriately.
Exceptional times call for adaptable work measures, but safety should be first
John McGowan, General Secretary of SWU reflects on the rights of social workers during the pandemic.
Gaps in infection prevention and PPE advice and requirements for social workers
Open letter to the Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social Care
Alert cards for autistic adults and adults with health needs
Alert card for autistic adults Helpful particularly in the current health climate due to charities and organisations not being able to provide the cards as usual . This alert card has been created by...
Take care of the frontline workers so they can support and care for others
Social workers and social care workers should be given the opportunity to be tested for COVID19, there should be testing in the community and staff who need access to PPE must be given these...
The Coronavirus Act 2020 is now law in Wales
BASW Cymru urges Welsh Government to make available the guidance that social workers need to fulfil their statutory functions, including information on how they receive training in understanding the...
The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Social Work Practice - A Briefing
This briefing is a general introduction to the Coronavirus Act 2020 as it relates to social work practice.
Covid-19 Pandemic – Ethical Guidance for Social Workers
This Ethical Guidance for Social Workers aims to respond to the very specific circumstances generated by COVID-19 which disrupts health, care, safeguarding and support services.
BASW calls on the Prime Minister to provide essential PPE and guidance for social workers and include as priority group for testing.
For social workers to do their work efficiently and compassionately during the coronavirus pandemic they must be safe, we therefore look forward to receiving guidance on PPE, followed by the...
Scottish Association of Social Work Briefing to MSPs on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill
Read our briefing to MSPs raising our key concerns in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill.
BASW statement on the loss of a social worker to COVID-19
We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two people who have lost their lives in these awful circumstances.
BASW Cymru letter to Minister for Health and Social Services
BASW Cymru letter detailing concerns for social workers about Covid-19
The government has now published the Coronavirus Act 2020.
The government launches its wide-ranging piece of legislation which will affect various existing legal rights and protections
Scottish Association of Social Work pens open letter to Scottish Government
Read the letter sent to Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport and Minister for Children and Young People on behalf of members.
BASW Cymru launches Siarad ‘da Ni/Talk to Us initiative
Dear BASW Cymru Members We have been working hard on your behalf, since the outbreak of the pandemic, to ensure that you have the right information, tools and support to carry out your vital work....
BASW and SCIE launch digital capabilities framework and resources for social workers, employers and educators
Using digital technology has never been more important for social work, their employers, educators and the adults, children and young people they support.
BASW continues to raise the urgent issues with social work leaders and provides an update on action so far
BASW is working across the nations to raise the issues faced by social workers during the coronavirus pandemic.