Scottish Parliament Weekly Round-Up
Find out what happened this week at Holyrood.... On Tuesday, the First Minister gave an update to parliament on the Covid-19 situation where she stated that the country has “turned the corner on the...
Wales Coalition statement following the vote against Part 4 of the Police Bill
Campaigners welcome the Senedd’s vote against Part 4 of the Police Bill – Wales Does Not Consent!
Scottish Parliament holds inaugural meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Social Work
The newly formed Cross-Party Group on Social Work held its first meeting on Wednesday 19th January between MSPs and members and stakeholders of the social work profession.
BASW UK welcomes JCHR report on Age Assessments
Government proposals will put unaccompanied asylum-seeking children at risk if they are wrongly assessed to be over 18.
BASW Cymru's Briefing for Senedd Members on Part 4 of the Police Bill
Labour Lords vote against Police Bill measures after BASW UK intervention
Last week we wrote to the Shadow Home Secretary and Leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, outlining our opposition to the Government proposals
Police Bill: BASW UK and SWU urge Labour Party to defend right to protest
BASW UK and SWU raise serious concerns over Part 3 of Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which gives police forces more power to place restrictions on protests and public assembly.
World Social Work Day 2022: BASW to host programme of activities throughout March
Every year BASW UK is proud to stand together with social workers across the world to mark World Social Work Day, which this year is on Tuesday 15 March.
SWU survey for LBC Radio on the pressures experienced by social workers
The Social Workers Union (SWU) is conducting a survey of its members in conjunction with LBC Radio to highlight the pressures facing staff in social work and the changes that may be needed to address...
BASW student ambassador scheme: Apply now!
BSAs ensure BASW is hearing the voice of students, whilst also acting as a conduit for students to get a better understanding of how BASW is supporting people who have chosen to qualify as social...
"Wishing SASW members, all social workers and those we support a peaceful and joyous festive time. You continue to do great work in extraordinary times."
A festive message from SASW National Director, Alison Bavidge
Trauma Informed Social Work Services Expert Advisory Group
Social workers wanted for new trauma informed social work services expert advisory group
Nominations now open for SASW MHO of the Year
Nominations have opened for SASW's MHO of the Year Award...
Police Bill: BASW UK receives response from Home Office on unauthorised encampments guidance
The draft guidance further discriminates against Gypsy and Traveller communities, with it telling police to avoid ‘gold-plating’ the human rights of those using unauthorised encampments.
SWU is proud to be a member of the first ever Cross-Party Group on Social Work
The purpose of the new CPG on Social Work is to promote understanding of the complexities of the social work profession, bring together its voice, and positively raise its profile.
SWU: There will be Social Workers working hard over the festive period
John McGowan, SWU General Secretary and Carys Phillips, SWU Chair share festive wishes to all
Take a moment to be proud of all you have done
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO and Gerry Nosowska, BASW Chair share reflections as the year draws to an end