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BASW releases statements on EDI and Anti-Racism

BASW celebrates the richness and diversity of social workers and the societies we serve across the UK

BASW is pleased to share BASW UK statements on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Anti-Racism.

These important statements are part of our commitment to ensuring social work is an inclusive profession that stands for a fairer, more equitable society – and challenges social injustice in all forms.

BASW UK statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

BASW celebrates the richness and diversity of social workers and the societies we serve across the UK.  We recognise that diversity of thought and widening the membership of the social work profession - and BASW - enrich our profession and enable social work to support the needs, expectations and potentials of the diverse communities we serve.

For this to be more than words, BASW must be open, relevant and welcoming to social workers of all backgrounds and identities - and a credible leader in the promotion of inclusive social work practice across the UK.

Read the full statement

BASW UK Statement on Anti-Racism

BASW will work in collaboration and collectively with committed and supportive organisations and individuals across the social work sector to pursue anti-racism and amplify our collective efforts.

As the professional association for social workers across the UK, we must continue to build our leadership role in tackling racism in all its forms as it affects our profession and the people we support.

Read the full statement

The BASW England National Standing Committee has also issued a postition statement on anti-racism, anti-discrimination and anti-oppression social work. To view the statement click here