The statistics that say social work makes a difference
Social work interventions have cut child deaths and improved the life chances for vulnerable young people, the BASW England conference heard last week.
Hilton Dawson’s call for Social Work Act of Parliament
It’s time for social work to get off its collective knees and launch a revolution in the great May tradition, says BASW chief executive Hilton Dawson in his PSW column next month.
Liberal Democrats promise integration of health and social care
The Liberal Democrat Party pledged to integrate health and social care services in its manifesto published this week.
Social work is absent from Conservative Party manifesto
No mention of social work was included in the Conservative party manifesto published earlier this week. Despite 52 references to the word ‘social’ and a focus on the concept of the ‘Big Society’, the...
Social worker removed from practice for fabricating visits to at-risk children
Former Plymouth City Council social worker Charon Rae Salisbury has been removed from the Social Care Register following a General Social Care Council (GSCC) conduct hearing this week.
Plaid Cymru rejects ‘punitive’ welfare reforms
Plaid Cymru has outlined its commitment to free care provision for older and disabled people in its manifesto published this week.
BASW condemns comments about “arrogant and enthusiastic removers of children”
BASW has expressed astonishment at comments from the new president of the high court’s family division, Lord Justice Wall, after he described the perception of many social workers as “arrogant and...
Labour plans could see more social workers in schools
The Labour Party has pledged that social work training will be overhauled and more social workers would be based in schools should they be re-elected into government following the General Election...
BASW calls for a Social Work election
As Gordon Brown has named Thursday 6 May as election day, the British Association of Social Workers has called for cross-party commitment to guarantee that social work services will be prioritised...