SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
Event Resources - Launch of Mapping Professional Capabilities Statements, 28/01/2021
Find the resources in relation to this event here
Survey unveils the heavy toll on social workers – a “forgotten frontline” – as restrictions limit their capacity to safeguard vulnerable adults and children
A survey of 1119 social workers across the UK by the British Association of Social Workers has revealed a string of concerns, as well as practice issues.
BASW welcomes new co-chairs of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Work
BASW UK acts as the Secretariat for the APPG for Social Work, which is a cross-party group in the UK Parliament giving a voice to social workers and the conditions in which they work.
This month's BASW Cymru Law PPEG blog is by Joel Martin, a former Local Authority solicitor, writing in a very personal and humorous way about his admiration of social workers.
More than 100,000 lives lost to Covid
This week we have reached the heart-breaking milestone in the pandemic with 104,000 lives lost -and 63 social workers have lost their lives to Covid so far.
Holocaust Memorial Day - 27th January 2021: ‘Be the light in darkness’
Dikh He Na Bister/We Will Remember
BASW NI Mentoring Service: the importance of peer support
What matters to me most after 40 years in Social Work is the importance of looking after ourselves and each other better than ever. The challenge is greater now than at any time in my working life. I...
Ethical issues and responses for social workers when services are not able to cope with demand
BASW has issued updated guidance for Social Workers during Covid-19 to reflect the current situation.
This Week in Westminster - Friday 22 January
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update from Westminster
Blog: ‘Thinking and talking about BASW’s heritage prompted me to reflect on my own heritage and life in social work’
Nick Lovell, member of the BASW UK Heritage Steering Group and BASW Cymru, provides a personal reflection on how social work has been a fundamental part of his life and own heritage.
BASW Vlog: CEO Ruth Allen with BASW Vice Chair Lewis Roberts
BASW CEO Ruth Allen is joined by guest, BASW Vice Chair, Lewis Roberts
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week.
Launch of the ‘Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman and Boater (GRTSB) into Higher Education Pledge
We call out to all social work students to get behind the Pledge, ask your institutions to sign up and live the values of anti-racist and anti-oppressive social work practice.
BASW writes to Home Office over new rough sleeping deportation rules
In response to the new rules, BASW UK Chief Executive Ruth Allen wrote to the Home Office raising concerns that this will demonise those people who need support.
BASW Cymru Heritage Project
This year is a celebration of 50 years as BASW and we want to celebrate this throughout the year by capturing the essence of social work in Wales.
#KeepTheLifeline: BASW mentioned in Universal Credit uplift debate
Prior to the debate, BASW wrote to every MP listed for the debate urging them to vote to extend the uplift.
Blog: Introducing the PCF, KSS and Regulatory Standards mapping guide
BASW England Professional Officer Rebekah Pierre introduces a new mapping guide to help social workers and colleagues understand how PCF, KSS and regulatory standards relate to each other.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021
Join BASW in supporting HMD by raising awareness on social media, sharing blogs or poems, or let us know how you are marking the important day.