Spending Review 2021: What BASW UK wants to see
There are several urgent and growing issues, such as poverty and lack of funding for services, that we want the Spending Review to address.
Age assessments proposal within Nationality and Borders Bill: BASW UK Statement
Age assessments should be led by social workers and draw on a multi-agency approach, where practitioners in health, care, education, and community may contribute.
Harry Venning accepts SWU Ambassador Award
Commenting on his SWU Ambassador award, renown cartoonist Harry Venning said, ‘I am honoured to become a SWU Ambassador for a profession that I have continuously poked fun at for the last thirty...
Blog: 'Falling foul of unscrupulous umbrella companies'
Social worker 'LK' on how using Social Work Employment Services transformed her relationship with umbrella companies...
New appointments to Social Work England board: BASW England response
BASW England has been strongly advocating for registered social work representation on the board of SWE.
BJSW Editor's Choice Vlog: Associate Editor Hannah Bows and Professor Rick Hood
BJSW Associate Editor Hannah Bows in conversation with Professor Rick Hood.
Anti-racism in social work: BASW England presentation and discussion
Pam Shodeinde, Liz Howard and Wayne Reid explore the importance of anti-racism in social work, specific areas of anti-Black racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and allyship.
We’re changing how we communicate with members
Look out for our new UK-wide email bulletins every Tuesday!
End-of-life care and assisted dying - share your views and experiences as a social worker
Baroness Molly Meacher, a social worker by background, is bringing forward a Private Members Bill which has its first reading in the House of Lords on 22 of October. Setting the scene, Baronness...
Remembering Mike Shamash
Gerry Nosowska, BASW Chair and Ruth Allen, BASW CEO pay tribute to Mike Shamash.
BASW England responds to latest update from Review of Children's Social Care
The latest document released by the Review does not change our previous positioning.
Scottish Parliament Update
SASW's Communications and Policy Officer, Emily Galloway, outlines what happened last week in parliament...
IFSW blog: 'The local is global'
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska, who attended with BASW CEO Ruth Allen and observers Debbie Ryding and Ellen Paladini-Stone, report back to members.
Conservative Party Conference: What happened, and what does it mean for social work?
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides members with an overview of the recent Conservative Party Conference.
'Arcane tax rules silence vulnerable groups' - new research
Coalition of charities, campaigners and individuals write to Minister to call for rule changes.
Call for Evidence: Experience of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children processes
APPG for social work has launched an inquiry into the experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
A night with an Emergency Duty Team
Ahead of World Mental Health Day, BASW is sharing a diary of an Emergency Duty Team (EDT) social worker.
Guide on the work of BASW Cymru for Senedd Members
We have put together a guide for new Members of Senedd outlining the work of BASW Cyrmu. The guide is available to download here
Social Care Wales & the impact on our registration as professional social workers
Social Care Wales have made some decisions which clearly recognises their support for the pressures social workers have been exposed to during the pandemic. They clearly recognise that the last 18...