BASW: Without regulation, Code of Conduct for care staff risks being “paper tiger”
Following the Winterbourne View serious case review, BASW is urging the government to impose statutory regulation on the employment of care staff, so that the proposed Code of Conduct can be properly...
Winterbourne View SCR: Put social workers at the heart of care for adults with learning disabilities
Following today’s publication of the serious case review on Winterbourne View, the private hospital where abuse of patients with learning disabilities was uncovered through secret filming by the BBC...
BASW: IoP putting profit before best practice
BASW has debunked the Institute of Psychiatry’s (IoP) explanation of its decision to scrap the MSc Mental Health Social Work, accusing the Institute of putting profit before good practice.
There’s no ‘honour’ in child abuse – Shafilea Ahmed verdict
Read BASW’s latest Huffington Post blog on Shafilea Ahmed’s parents being found guilty of her murder
Baby Peter five years on – government must strengthen child protection services not diminish them
Ahead of tomorrow’s five year anniversary of the tragic death of Baby Peter Connolly, BASW has renewed its call for the government to make child protection a priority and support professionals...
BASW: “Optimistic” on social worker regulation switch
BASW is ‘optimistic’ about the future of social worker registration following today’s move of regulation of social workers in England from the General Social Care Council to the Health and Care...
Global conference commits to new guidance on child sexual abuse
A gathering of social workers from around the world has committed to the urgent development of new guidance aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse.
BASW Cymru report – July/August 2012
BASW Cymru's report, rounding up the latest developments in social work over recent weeks.
SASW report – July/August 2012
SASW's Tim Parkinson offers a round up of events related to the Scottish Association of Social Work and the wider profession over recent weeks.