New staff join BASW as organisation steps up commitment to anti-racism and wider equality, diversity and inclusion action
Together, they will work collaboratively with members and colleagues to support the delivery of BASW’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy - alongside exploring how anti-oppressive and...
SWU Blog: International Transgender Day of Visibility 2021
International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is an annual event observed around the world on March 31. SWU Stands in solidarity with SWU and BASW trans and non-binary members and their right to...
More than 50% of children in care who are EU nationals yet to register for EUSS
There is a risk that many children and young people across the UK will find themselves to have no legal status in the UK as of 1st July.
Social Workers Union and Bath Spa University begin new research on reflective supervision best practices
It is well known that one of the best support mechanisms for the psychological wellbeing of social workers is support from both peers and managers. Over the last three years SWU, BASW, and Dr...
This Week in Westminster - Friday 26 March 2021
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster
BASW England raise further deep concerns on how the Review of Children’s Social Care will be conducted.
Contract shared for the Secretary of State for Education review of the children’s social care sector
BASW is part of a new UK Centre named ‘IMPACT’ which has secured £15 million to help improve Adult Social Care
New UK partnership to improve Adult Social Care
Welsh Government statement: Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill
Jane Hutt MS, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Welsh Government has released a statement setting out some key concerns.
Asylum and Age Determination: Proposed Government Changes
The Home Secretary has today announced proposals for profound changes to the law and guidance in relation to asylum law and age determination
Appeal dismissed on rates of pay for night time care
The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal brought by trade union UNISON in respect of rates of pay for night time care.
Talk to SWU: workplace issues webinar on 31 March 2021
All UK social workers are invited to attend this free online Talk to SWU session, regardless of membership. The webinar is set up so that questions can be asked anonymously.
SASW writes to Universities and Social Work Employers on Anti-Racist Social Work Practice
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, SASW have written to Universities and Social Work Employers on the issue of anti-racist social work practice
Maris Stratulis reflects on BASW England-led week of World Social Work Month 2021
BASW England’s Maris Stratulis reflects on week 3 of World Social Work Month and pays tribute to social workers across England, the UK and the world – before looking ahead to next week of #WSWmonth...
BASW England response to revised Covid-19 testing guidance for Professional Visitors and care home providers in England
The guidance will take effect from 22 March 2021.
SWU Blog: UN Anti-Racism Day 2021
20 March 2021 is UN Anti-Racism Day, organised by Stand Up To Racism and the TUC. The Social Workers Union (SWU) supports this international day of action to unite against racism, antisemitism, anti-...
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
BASW Cymru responds to the recognition payment for social workers in Wales
We are really pleased that Welsh Government has responded positively to our call that social workers should be paid a recognition payment for their service during the last year. Social workers have...