Season's Greetings e-card by Harry Venning
BASW is fundraising to to support homeless shelters across the UK by sharing festive wishes with a specially designed Clare in the Community eCard by Harry Venning.
BASW’s necessities for Spending Review 2020
BASW has set out a five-point action plan from a holistic social work perspective ahead of tomorrow’s Spending Review to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of our society in these...
BASW England hails legal win on children's rights
BASW England, with many others, we were part of the campaign to reinstate the rights of children in care lost through Statutory Instrument 445
BASW Cymru urges Welsh Government to provide vital information and guidance for people experiencing or at risk of poverty during Covid-19
The Wales’ Anti-Poverty Coalition, of which BASW Cymru is a member, has written to the Welsh First Minister
Blog: BASW England’s 80-20 campaign - Five lessons, five CPD opportunities
The 80-20 campaign is all about getting back to our social work roots by creating more time for relationship-based practice.
SWU: Social workers are facing new pressures as lockdowns and tier systems become embedded into everyday life
Social workers are seeing the most vulnerable in society going without the care and support they need.
BASW Chair blog: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Last week I gave a talk to the Academy of Social Justice about Living Our Values: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in BASW - the sad fact is we are still a fair way from fully embedding equality,...
Social Workers awareness of and perspectives of speech and language and communication needs (SLCN) in young people who offend
Share your views in this questionnaire as part of undergraduate student Sinead Stapleton's dissertation research...
BASW response to public pay freeze reports
Today’s reports suggesting a public sector pay freeze in next week’s Spending Review will comes as a disappointing blow for frontline staff, including social workers, who have been toiling to deliver...
BASW Cymru writes to Welsh Government to raise concerns about race equality in health and social care in Wales
A group of royal colleges and professional bodies, including BASW Cymru, has written to Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh National Assembly.
BASW welcomes clarification over third-party child asylum interviews
BASW has been concerned that private companies would be carrying out interviews with those who were seeking asylum and were or claimed to be under 18, without appropriate expertise or staff.
Blog: ‘A Social Europe is possible! The young generation of Social Workers are the spearhead of change’
It was clear that BASW has built some very important relationships within Europe which I see as contributing positively to the developing future and ongoing progression of Social Work.
BASW England London Branch is seeking a new Branch Chair
Current Chair shares some of the great work the London Branch have achieved so far
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week.
Scottish Association of Social Work warns of significant pressure on justice services in midst of community service backlog
SASW writes to Cabinet Secretary for Justice amidst ongoing community service hour backlog.
BASW England responds to latest Public Health England report into deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities during spring wave of Covid-19
This latest information paints an increasingly stark and concerning picture about the way that people with learning disabilities have been treated throughout the first wave of the pandemic.
Liberty Protection Safeguards: BASW responds to the UK Government’s decision to remove the role from care home managers to arrange assessments and gather information in England
From the outset, BASW has viewed the proposed role for care home managers as unworkable and is pleased to see the government’s recognition of sector opposition to the proposal.
Social Workers Union (SWU) celebrates 14,000-member milestone
Felicity Brown is the lucky 14,000 member and will be receiving a gift from SWU to celebrate such an incredible milestone.
This Week in Westminster – Friday 13 November
There are calls from across Parliament to recognise that people living in care and health settings need to see their loved ones through family member and social worker visits.