National care service must focus on “reducing crisis and strengthening communities”, says Scottish Association of Social Work
Read our statement on our response to the Scottish Government's National Care Service consultation...
Climate justice and sustainability – social work at COP26
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO provides an update as COP26 gets underway in Glasgow.
SWU supports the Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill as part of the Service with Respect campaign
People in public-facing jobs across all sectors – including social work – have been subjected to rising hostility and abuse since the end of the COVID-19 lockdowns. SWU has been approached by Olivia...
BASW and SWU statements on compulsory Covid-19 vaccination
The statement covers the current context, implications and ethical considerations of compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for social workers.
Budget 2021: What do social workers need to know?
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, analyses the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.
BASW responds to Budget and Spending Review 2021
BASW CEO Ruth Allen comments on the Autumn Budget 2021
Blog: 'Reflecting on my time as BASW England Committee Chair'
Dr Andy Gill gives an insight into his role as chair, and encourages members to apply to be the next one.
Spending Review 2021: What BASW UK wants to see
There are several urgent and growing issues, such as poverty and lack of funding for services, that we want the Spending Review to address.
Age assessments proposal within Nationality and Borders Bill: BASW UK Statement
Age assessments should be led by social workers and draw on a multi-agency approach, where practitioners in health, care, education, and community may contribute.