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.
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska reflects on latest International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) meeting
Our profession remains strong and sustained by the ethics and purpose that we share with our sister organisations across the globe.
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week.
Social Workers Union to sponsor 'Poetry for Social Work' event
The online event, which takes place on 4 December, aims to promote the self-care and wellbeing of social workers in Scotland.
BASW Cymru urges Welsh government to recognise social workers as professional visitors in national guidance
BASW Cymru is working with Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, Health and Social Services Lead for Plaid Cymru, on changing the latest guidance around care home visits in Wales.
Swansea Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit Pilot
Read Meryl Williams' blog on how the pilot is developing...
Blog: Social work needs to be at the heart of any national solution to rising child poverty in England
As social workers we will often see, first-hand, what poverty can do to children and their families.
Social Workers Union and Association of Educational Psychologists congratulate Scotland on the implementation of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Act
The new Scottish Act removes any doubt that physical discipline is not acceptable and can only assist social workers when doing multifaceted assessments of families.
A tribute to social workers in lockdown
Recognising the unique and important contribution that social workers make during lockdown and beyond
This Week in Westminster
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update from Westminster.
BASW Cymru publishes its' Manifesto for the Senedd Elections 2021
Click here to read the Manifesto in full and to download your copy Click here to download the Maniffesto in Welsh - fersiwn Gymraeg For social workers to fulfil their potential and make a positive...
BASW England responds to guidance for visiting arrangements in care homes for the period of national restrictions
Safe access to care and health settings for social workers as professional visitors is essential
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
BASW England & Cymru launches new Test, Access, Rights campaign
Today, BASW England and BASW Cymru have jointly launched a new campaign to change national guidelines for social workers to get regular, safe access to health and care settings, so they can carry out...
Essential learning from the EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party
BASW continues to stand against antisemitism and all forms of ethnic and religious discrimination, both direct and indirect.