Social Workers Benevolent Trust launches new website
SWBT offers financial help to social workers and their dependents in times of hardship
Talk to SWU webinar: Back by popular demand!
Join SWU on 3 November to discuss any workplace issues you are experiencing..
Labour Party Conference: What happened, and what does it mean for social work?
Kerri Prince, BASW Public Affairs Lead, provides members with an overview of the recent Labour Party Conference - and what this might mean for social work.
"An association where every social worker belongs": Watch BASW chair's AGM speech
BASW chair outlines our organisation's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion...
SWU to speak up for social work and social care at Conservative Party Conference
SWU is a member of the Future Social Care Coalition, which is holding an event with policymakers next week.
Our commitment to action against antisemitism and promoting the rights, inclusion and voice of Jewish social workers.
Today we are issuing an open letter of apology from BASW Council for holding the AGM on the eve of Yom Kippur this year.
BASW calls for social workers to be prioritized for fuel
BASW and SWU are calling on the Government to be clear as to whether social workers and social care staff have priority access to petrol.
BASW: A year in review
View our impact report for 2020/21 and watch a short film highlighting some of our key work over the past year.
BJSW Editor’s Choice Video Podcast: Dr Martyn Higgins and Paul Michael Garrett PhD
Dr Martyn Higgins, Associate Editor of British Journal of Social Work, in conversation with Paul Michael Garrett PhD, one of social work's leading radical educators...
This Week in Westminster - Friday 24 June 2021
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update from Westminster.
‘Supporting you as you support others’: Wellbeing service for social workers going from strength to strength
Free service, designed by and for social workers, provides a trusted space to work through and think about positive solutions for professional and personal challenges with an experienced peer coach
BASW: the next 50 years - Influencing the future of social work and increasing public understanding
Recordings of AGM 2021 pre-events are now available to watch.
BASW UK call for evidence: Human rights in care settings
We are looking to hear from members about your experiences of human rights in care settings.
Scottish Parliament Update
SASW's Communications and Policy Officer, Emily Galloway, outlines what happened last week in parliament...
Social Work Support Service to be launched Wales wide as survey reveals pandemic has left social workers “exhausted and seeking professional help”
Recruiting for Volunteer Coaches now - contact email@example.com for details on how to apply
Are you a social worker with lived experience of mental health issues?
The Scottish Government is looking for social workers with lived experience to help inform the work of the Workforce Specialist Service as they continue to develop it
Help us honour black history month
SASW and the University of Edinburgh are looking for video contributions from black and minoritised ethnic social workers as part of an event they are holding for black history month.
Influencing and shaping the global profession
BASW update on our key priorities under the banner 'What We Stand For'...
BASW ENGLAND SURVEY: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in the health and wider social care sector
BASW England are asking members to take a survey which will help us formulate a response to government proposals
Social Workers Union (SWU) celebrates 15,000-member milestone
SWU, the UK’s only specialist union for social workers, has now grown to over 15,000 members.
Friends, Families and Travellers launch suicide prevention study
On Friday 10th September, Friends, Families and Travellers launched a study which seeks to uncover suicide prevalence and causes in Romani, Traveller and nomadic communities in England, Scotland and...
Supporting you as you support others: Social workers professional support service growing from strength to strength
Designed by and for social workers, provides a trusted space to work through and think about positive solutions for professional and personal challenges with an experienced ‘coach’
Government responds to BASW/SWU ‘Assaults on social workers’ petition
Together, BASW and SWU will continue to campaign for social worker safety in the workplace.
Autumn and Winter Plan September 2021
We maintain our position that the priority must be people’s wellbeing not making space in hospitals.
Social Work and the National Care Service
SASW's National Director Alison Bavidge reflects on the unprecedented opportunity offered by Scotland's proposals for a National Care Service...
This Week in Westminster - Friday 10 September 2021
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update
Austerity Action Group: Remuneration Campaign Gathers Momentum
The Austerity Action Group (AAG) has instigated a new Remuneration Campaign to change the arcane tax rules and complex benefits regulations that make it difficult for charities, local government,...
Nothing about us without us: Putting people using services at the heart of practice, policy and ethics
Ahead of the BASW Annual General (members') Meeting and pre-event on 15 September, we are releasing weekly updates on our key priorities under the banner 'What We Stand For'...
BASW response to the tragic deaths at Cawston Park Hospital
BASW are shocked and saddened by the findings of the Independent Review report into the tragic circumstances that took place at Cawston Park Hospital which distressingly mirror the neglectful and...
Social care reform: BASW England response
Government must ensure this move is at least the start of meeting the scale and urgency of the crisis facing social care across the UK.
Invitation to shape guidance on data analytics in Children’s Social Care
Survey for children's social workers: Data, analytics, and co-design...
‘Health and Care Bill – why social work’s voice matters’
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska on how BASW England is speaking up for social work as the Health and Care Bill progresses through Parliament.
BASW blog: ‘The cut to Universal Credit is yet another austerity policy - social workers must oppose it’
Social workers must challenge the Government’s plan to cut Universal Credit, says BASW member Jon Dudley.
#RememberSocialCare: social care bodies join forces to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection
Social care bodies come together to pay tribute to workforce.
What we stand for: The independent voice of social work and social workers
Ahead of the BASW Annual General (members') Meeting and pre-event on 15 September, we are releasing weekly updates on our key priorities.
#KeepTheLifeline and #DoubleScotChildPayment campaigns
SASW urges Scottish members to support #KeepTheLifeline and #DoubleScotChildPayment campaigns
SWU Campaign Fund now accepting applications
SWU members are now welcome to submit campaign ideas for issues and causes they’re passionate about throughout 2021-2022. Successful applications will receive funding and access to professional...
BASW blog: 'Why social workers should support the #KeepTheLifeline campaign'
As a social worker, BASW vice-chair Lewis Roberts sees rising poverty levels and the devastating impact this is having on society
#KeepTheLifeline: BASW UK joins campaign to stop cut to Universal Credit
Over 100 civil society organisations – including BASW UK – have written to the Prime Minister, calling for the Government to abandon the proposed cut, which is worth over £1000 a year.
BASW follows up on attack on a social worker in Haringey
Every day, social workers open themselves to the unknown in order to help others.
Be at the heart of exciting new social work research with service users – and gain valuable CPD hours
We are looking for social workers who work with adults to take part in a research study on the use of digital technologies with Disabled service users.
What We Stand For: Better working conditions for social workers
Social workers deserve to work in supportive organisations where they can have voice and influence - and where leaders and managers understand what social workers need to fulfil their roles.
BASW A&R / SWU survey: Ways of working
A new survey on future ways of working by the BASW Advice and Representation (A&R) and SWU Trade Union team
BASW AGM 2021: Motion 3
BASW members can provide comments on motions ahead of the AGM on Tuesday 15th September 2021. Scroll down to submit your comments Comments will be moderated before being published and shared with...
BASW blog: 'Voice, visibility - action'
Come to BASW’s Annual General Meeting and be part of a movement for a better society.
BASW statement on the situation in Afghanistan
The UK has a moral responsibility to the people affected by the crisis and must do all in its power to provide support and assistance.