BASW speaks to MPs in SEND inquiry
BASW calls for relationship based, co-production at ministerial meeting discussing recent reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The Adoption Enquiry – A year on
A year since it launched, The role of the social worker in adoption – ethics and human rights: An Enquiry, a podcast to discuss its impact and ongoing relevance was held this week by BASW.
SASW calls on Scottish Government to exempt social workers from workplace parking levy
SASW has written to Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, urging the Scottish Government to exempt social workers from the parking tax.
New Government inquiry calls for evidence
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have launched an inquiry into local authority children's services and want to hear from professionals within the sector...
BASW Cymru blog: A brand new PPEG
Today saw the inaugural meeting of our Social Work Law in Wales - Policy Practice and Education Group. Our primary objectives are; to be a resource to members and the wider social work profession in...
Social Work England to host consultation events
Social Work England is urging social workers to provide input at a series of events, organised as part of a ten-week consultation period to inform the new regulator’s governance.
BASW NI launches research on social work during The Troubles
The culmination of a two-year study conducted by an international team of academics, Voices of Social Work Through The Troubles, gives a platform to social workers as they recount putting their...
SWU offering free self-defence courses
As the final stage of its roll-out for the new business product Streetwise365, the Social Workers Union (SWU) will be running a limited number of free half personal safety training days at various...
BASW welcomes new IFSW European VP
BASW welcomes the news that John Brennan has been elected the new European Vice President of the International Federation of Social Workers.
Call for recognition of social work during disasters
BASW England and ADASS have co-produced a report outlining – and recommendations to unify – the role social workers play in disaster recovery
The role of social workers in disasters
BASW England looks to raise awareness, but also formalise, the important role social workers play in disaster recovery
Small but Dutiful
Read the first blog from our new Ambassador, Jo McFarlane. Jo is a poet and author who writes openly and passionately about her experiences of mental illness, trauma and social work intervention.
BASW Criminal Justice PPEG writes to MPs
BASW England’s Criminal Justice Policy, Practice and Education Group has written to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke MP, “expressing concern” over proposals to re-...
BASW Cymru continues ‘social work drop-in’ across Welsh local authorities
BASW Cymru continues the ‘social work drop-in’ across Welsh local authorities and will be visiting Pembrokeshire County Council next week.
We want to hear the views and experiences of carers on social work.
BASW England are developing a capabilities statement and CPD pathway for social workers working with adults with learning disabilities and are asking carers to complete the survey to support this...
Are you a social worker who works with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?
BASW is working with MPs to share insights into what it is like to practice social work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
BASW Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
New Year is a time of reflection and of looking to the future. In social work it can seem like the same old challenges persist. But I want to offer some real hope for 2019, arising from the work that...
The NHS cannot thrive in its mission without social care
The British Association of Social Workers are pleased to see the ambitious plans for preventative services, investment in mental health provision and enhancement of community services within the NHS...
Survey launched to improve practice with older people and adults who have learning disabilities
BASW England and Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) have launched two new projects that will develop professional capabilities and continuous professional development (CPD) for social workers...