SWU statement in solidarity with Palestine and on not endorsing the IHRA definition of antisemitism
Our commitment to social justice encompasses both the fight against the oppression of Palestinians and the fight against antisemitism.
SWU Assignment student essay competition will award £500 to each winning entry
Submit your essay by 5pm on 24th June 2022 for the chance to win one of four grants
Scottish Parliament Round-Up
This week's highlights at Holyrood..... The week started with the Scottish Government announcing its 13th new benefit using the social security powers now available under the devolution settlement....
25 May Senedd event - blog
Innovative and relationship-based social work – highlighting best practice in Wales. 25th May 2022 Hosted by BASW Cymru. Kindly sponsored by Jack Sargeant, MS. BASW Cymru’s recent event was a huge...
Social Work Policy Panel: June Meeting
The Social Work Policy Panel held its final meeting before the summer on Tuesday 7 June. With the National Care Service Bill expected to be introduced to parliament before the end of June, the panel...
SASW Celebrates Pride Month
The SASW Team wishes everyone a very happy Pride Month! Every June, people come together to celebrate Pride Month, a month dedicated to championing LGBTQIA+ communities both in the UK and around the...
Motions for the BASW Annual General Meeting 2022
BASW members will be able to comment on motions from 10 June 2022.
Statement on the launch of the ‘Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan’
BASW Cymru's National Director responds to the launch of the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan...
BASW England and SWU respond to consultations on DfE regulatory framework changes and SWE rule amendments
These consultation responses were completed jointly between BASW and SWU and representatives of both memberships.
British Journal of Social Work editor’s choice vlog: Issue 52 (3)
Co-editor Dr Reima Ana Maglajlic in conversation with the authors of the two 'editor's pick' articles in the latest edition of BJSW...
Carers Week 2022
Nicola and Sally - two carers who work with BASW - share their experiences as we mark Carers Week 2022.
SASW meets with Craig Hoy MSP
This week, SASW National Director, Alison Bavidge, met with the Shadow Minister for for Mental Health and Social Care, Craig Hoy MSP in the Scottish Parliament. During Mental Health Awareness Week,...
BASW blog: Reflections on #WhatMakesAHome
BASW Cymru National Director, Allison Hulmes, marks the start of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month with a powerful personal reflection.
SASW responds to Setting the Bar report
A report examining social work workloads and caseloads in Scotland illustrates the perfect storm that is enveloping the profession. Setting the Bar was commissioned by Social Work Scotland to look at...
SASW contributes to tackling drug deaths debate
This week, SASW contributed to a Scottish Parliament debate on tackling drug deaths and harm. The debate was called by MSPs from the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, the Social Justice and...
BASW in the media: National review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson
BASW staff and representatives appeared on a range of media outlets following the National Review's publication...
SWU response to the national review into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson
Social work needs to be properly funded to retain the workforce and protect vulnerable children and adults.
Chair's blog: 'Reflecting on my last BASW Council meeting'
Our chair, Gerry Nosowska, provides members with an overview of the most recent - and her last - BASW Council meeting
Social Work Policy Panel
The next meeting of the Social Work Policy Panel takes place on Tuesday 7 June, 13.00-14.30. The panel is a space for front-line social workers to share their views and experiences with policy-makers...