Scottish Government Publishes National Care Service Bill
The Scottish Government has introduced its National Care Service Bill to parliament. Creating a National Care Service (NCS) was one of the key policies put forward by the SNP in their manifesto for...
BASW Cymru Summary Report: Racism in Social Work
This summary report brings together our ‘Racism in Social Work’ survey findings, conducted across Wales last year. The survey was developed by the BASW Cymru Anti-Racist Social Work Practice Group...
BASW conference 2022: A social work for the future
Hundreds of social workers from around the UK attended our Annual Conference, which was held at the University of Birmingham.
SASW supports the need for a new Mental Health Strategy
SASW is backing calls for a radically new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy in Scotland. As one of 17 member organisations in Scotland's Mental Health Partnership, SASW supported the publication...
BASW’s new Chair, Julia Ross, calls out media for latest ‘naming and shaming’ of social worker
In her first statement as Chair of BASW, Julia Ross said: " A child's death is an appalling and dreadful tragedy, but in the cases where social work in involved the blaming or even naming...
BASW in Westminster update: 14 June 2022
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster.
BASW’s opposition to ‘outsourcing’ asylum seekers to Rwanda and Ukraine refugee crisis update
BASW will continue to advocate and lobby for the human rights of all refugees and migrants.
SWU statement in solidarity with Palestine and on not endorsing the IHRA definition of antisemitism
Our commitment to social justice encompasses both the fight against the oppression of Palestinians and the fight against antisemitism.
SWU Assignment student essay competition will award £500 to each winning entry
Submit your essay by 5pm on 24th June 2022 for the chance to win one of four grants
Scottish Parliament Round-Up
This week's highlights at Holyrood..... The week started with the Scottish Government announcing its 13th new benefit using the social security powers now available under the devolution settlement....
25 May Senedd event - blog
Innovative and relationship-based social work – highlighting best practice in Wales. 25th May 2022 Hosted by BASW Cymru. Kindly sponsored by Jack Sargeant, MS. BASW Cymru’s recent event was a huge...
Social Work Policy Panel: June Meeting
The Social Work Policy Panel held its final meeting before the summer on Tuesday 7 June. With the National Care Service Bill expected to be introduced to parliament before the end of June, the panel...
SASW Celebrates Pride Month
The SASW Team wishes everyone a very happy Pride Month! Every June, people come together to celebrate Pride Month, a month dedicated to championing LGBTQIA+ communities both in the UK and around the...
Motions for the BASW Annual General Meeting 2022
BASW members will be able to comment on motions from 10 June 2022.
Statement on the launch of the ‘Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan’
BASW Cymru's National Director responds to the launch of the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan...
BASW England and SWU respond to consultations on DfE regulatory framework changes and SWE rule amendments
These consultation responses were completed jointly between BASW and SWU and representatives of both memberships.
British Journal of Social Work editor’s choice vlog: Issue 52 (3)
Co-editor Dr Reima Ana Maglajlic in conversation with the authors of the two 'editor's pick' articles in the latest edition of BJSW...
Carers Week 2022
Nicola and Sally - two carers who work with BASW - share their experiences as we mark Carers Week 2022.