LGA calls for scrapping of Laming’s initial assessment plan
Social workers should be given the freedom to process referrals using their own discretion and the requirement to carry out a formal initial assessment should be scrapped, according to the Local...
Climbie social worker finally wins right to re-register as a social worker
Former Haringey social worker Lisa Arthurworrey has won her bid to be registered by the General Social Care Council (GSCC) after being turned down at her first attempt.
Independent college a matter of “professional pride”
Chief executive Hilton Dawson has used a BASW conference in Northern Ireland to re-emphasise the case for an independent College of Social Work across the UK, led by social workers, arguing it...
BASW’s college vision welcomed by opposition party
BASW’s plan to launch an independent College of Social Work across the UK has prompted interest from the Conservative Party.
What a college means in practice
As BASW members begin receiving details of a referendum for establishing an independent College of Social Work across the UK, an analysis of how equivalent bodies for other professions function is...
Social workers needed to share experiences in media interviews
BASW is issuing an urgent call to frontline social workers or managers across the UK to share their experiences of the work they do in TV, radio and print interviews.
Historic decision for BASW to develop a College of Social Work
In a historic move BASW is calling on social workers to vote yes in a referendum of its members on launching an independent College of Social Work across the UK to raise the status of the profession.
Laming recommendations will need 6,300 extra social workers
Social workers could be driven out of the profession as a result of child protection reforms that will treble their workload, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.
Admonishment for leaving eight-year-old child
A social worker who failed to inform agencies that an eight-year-old child in her care had run away was today admonished for a year following a hearing into her conduct.