Scottish Parliament Weekly Round-Up
Find out what happened this week at Holyrood.... The week was dominated by the Ferguson shipyard ferry contract row, the anticipated lifting of covid restrictions around wearing face coverings and...
Spring Statement 2022: BASW update
We will continue to campaign against poverty and be the voice of thousands of social workers across the UK who will see the impact that poverty is having on people
SWU expresses solidarity with the workers sacked by P&O Ferries – trade unions will not stand for these tactics
The immediate termination of an entire seafaring workforce is a stark example of the callous fire and re-hire employment practice that became widespread during the pandemic.
A Reflection on World Social Work Month
As World Social Work Month draws to a close, our Policy Officer, Jonny Adamson, reflects on and rounds-up a month of events and activity from the SASW team. World Social Work Month got off to an...
"Social workers are on the frontline and the Government should be listening to them" — MPs debate impact of pandemic on social work
MPs from across the political spectrum came together yesterday (Wednesday 23 March) to debate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social work. BASW UK worked with Cat Smith MP to secure the debate...
Invasion of Ukraine – BASW statement update
It is essential that the UK Government acknowledges state responsibilities to respond, resource and coordinate help in this humanitarian crisis.
BASW UK response to Spring Statement
The statement was little more than moving money around, while failing to make the big decisions to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
Spring Statement 2022: BASW urges UK Government to tackle cost of living crisis
BASW UK is looking for the Chancellor to make announcements that will make a tangible and real difference to people who are in poverty or close to the poverty line.
MPs to debate impact of pandemic on social work
Westminster Hall debate will take place from 9:30am on Wednesday 23 March
Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review comment by BASW
The shocking case of Child Q highlights the reality that racism is ever present in our education, criminal justice and other systems.
National Day of Reflection 2022
BASW is supporting the UK national day of reflection on 23rd March 2022
Scottish Parliament Weekly Round-Up
Find out what happened this week at Holyrood.... The parliamentary week began with MSPs from all parties showing their support on social media for World Social Work Day! 31 MSPs from the SNP, Labour...
CMA review into children’s social care: BASW England statement
BASW England welcomes the acknowledgement of market failure in children’s welfare provision.
War in Ukraine - BASW statement
Government scheme must be resourced and managed and appropriate safeguarding arrangements in place for children and adults to ensure the safety and welfare of all.
When Asylum Seekers are White: Media Eurocentrism and Racism Within Refugee Discourses
SASW is pleased to host this guest blog by Renite Gosal, on our EDI hub. Renite is a current MSc student pursuing Global Mental Health and Society at the University of Edinburgh. She holds a Bachelor...
Unions in solidarity with SWU on World Social Work Day
SWU invited fellow unions to celebrate social work and social workers with us on World Social Work Day 2022 and we were touched by the many messages of solidarity and support that we received.
SASW Celebrates World Social Work Day
On World Social Work Day, the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) is paying tribute to the invaluable contributions of social workers across Scotland but also urging MSPs to "grasp the...
Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: BASW writes to Home Office urging Government to scale up response
The UK Government needs to go much further, and much faster, in scaling up effective responses to meet this huge need.