Scottish Parliament Round-Up
This week's highlights at Holyrood..... The final week of the parliamentary term was predictably busy as MSPs rushed to get business finished before returning to their constituencies for summer...
SASW campaigns for an increase in the Mileage Allowance
SASW has engaged with Stuart McMillan MSP to campaign for an increase in the mileage allowance for social workers. As a result, Mr McMillan has written to the Finance Secretary and the UK Chancellor...
What Makes A Home? Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2022
Allison Hulmes, BASW Cymru National Director, reflects on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2022
Feedback sought on MSP Member Bills
There are two proposed MSP Member Bills currently seeking feedback from the public. A Members' Bill is introduced by an MSP who is not a Scottish Government Minister. Before it can get formally...
Police, Crime and Sentencing and Courts Act comes into force
This legislation criminalises the way of life of Gypsy and Traveller communities - and we also have major concerns around changes to the right to protest.
UK Government publishes ‘Bill of Rights’ to replace Human Rights Act
These legislative proposals will roll back human rights rather than uphold them.
Scotland’s social care and social work sector explore new approaches to accessing support
Key stakeholders and leaders in the social care and social work sector have come together to start exploring alternative approaches to how care and support could be accessed across Scotland. The...
Social Work Benevolent Trust: Join our board of trustees
SWBT provides support to social workers facing financial hardship.
Further funding secured for the Professional Support Service for social workers in Wales!
“I cannot rate the coaching session I took part in highly enough. It was the most reflective discussion I have had in the past decade in social work, and I came away with a renewed sense of...