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MPs to debate impact of pandemic on social work

Westminster Hall debate will take place from 9:30am on Wednesday 23 March

BASW is pleased to announce that MPs will debate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social work tomorrow (Wednesday 23 March) from 9:30am to 11:00am. 

You can live-stream the debate here

BASW supported Cat Smith MP in securing the debate - and has sent out detailed briefing notes to every MP in order to encourage their attendance and outline the key issues facing our profession, including:

  • Working conditions in social work
  • Recruitment and retention of social workers
  • Child protection
  • Human rights in residential care settings
  • Learning disabilities and autism 
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Human Rights Act reform

BASW encourages members to email their local MP asking them to participate in the debate. If you would like to find out who your MP is, you can find them here.