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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

It has been another exceptional year for social work, social workers and the people that we support. 

We are proud that BASW is the independent voice of social work, as we continue to grow our influence on social work policy and in the media on the issues that impact social work and the people we support. These include poverty; equality, diversity and inclusion; anti-racism; human rights abuses; homelessness; protecting the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants.

BASW Impact Report 2020/21

Watch our short film which highlights some of our key work over the past year: 

We will continue to work with employers to improve working conditions and wellbeing at work for all social workers.

We are also committed to continuing to improve our offer to you and promise to be with you every step of your social work career, to support your growth and be here to support you whilst you are supporting others. 

Looking ahead to 2022

Our priorities and goals for 2021/22 include:

  • Continue to promote professional working conditions for social workers, learning from Covid-19 and providing resources to shape services; lobby government and employers for the support social workers need.
  • Support more members with our Professional Support Service and further develop our Advice and Representation service.
  • Develop our commitment and action on Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all protected characteristics and discriminations.
  • Grow our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme of conferences, courses, events and online learning - with even more discounts for BASW Members.
  • Develop more professional resources and practice guides for social work.
  • Grow our networks and connections with other social workers across the UK.
  • Build opportunities for co-production and involvement of people with lived experience.
  • Reach more Independent (self-employed) members with the trusted Social Work Employment Service.
  • Develop our communications and digital offer, including more improvements to the BASW website and member home area.

We extend a huge thank you for the work that you do and your commitment to our profession.