BASW statement on no deal Brexit bill and political future
With a no deal Brexit currently being debated and being subject to the outcome of a potential general election, BASW is reiterating its position against leaving the EU without a deal.
BASW launches Anti-Poverty Practice Guide
Today, BASW launches its Anti-Poverty Practice Guide for Social Work in-front of an audience of social workers, students, health care professionals, heads of service and representatives from local...
BASW response to the fast-tracked Spending Review 2019
Today’s Spending Review from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid MP, was an urgent opportunity for decisive government intervention to tackle the social care crisis.
SASW celebrates relationships in month long social media campaign
Throughout the month of September, the Relationships Matter campaign will feature mini-podcast interviews with previous SASW award winners and nominees
BASW comments on prorogation of parliament in September
The move to suspend parliament undermines our democracy and the rights of all citizens to have their interests represented in the House of Commons by MPs.
SASW condemn Serco evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow
The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) has condemned moves by Home Office contractor Serco to evict asylum seekers and refugees from properties in Glasgow
Share your views on Social Work England consultations
Social Work England have three live consultations and BASW England would like to hear your views.
BASW statement on tragic death of social care professional
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) share sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of social care professional Belinda Rose, who was murdered Saturday 17th August,...
IFSW Europe survey on ethical principles
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Europe currently has a survey open for individuals to complete which seeks to learn the challenges and opportunities for social workers in...
The Homeless World Cup and a view from Left Outside Alone
Cardiff opened its arms to homeless people from around the world last week as it hosted the 2019 Homeless World Cup in the city’s famous Bute Park.
Ask your MP to support #homesnothospitals Early Day Motion
BASW England is urging social workers to contact their MP’s to ask them to sign the Early Day Motion #2533 hosted by Helen Hayes MP
Removal of 'Reasonable Chastisement' defence closer in Wales
The implementation of the removal of the defence of ‘Reasonable Chastisement’ has taken a step forward in the National Assembly after consultation from BASW Cymru and others.
BASW Chair blog: July Council – what went on?
A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about BASW Council https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2019/jun/chairs-blog-what-has-basw-council-ever-done-us. In the spirit of keeping members informed about...
BASW comments on final Social Work England standards
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) set out five member-led expectations for new social work regulator
BASW England comments on new Universal Credit stats
This draconian, punitive policy was introduced by former Conservative Chancellor George Osbourne and the latest data highlights the number of claimants affected by the change in policy as a result of...
BASW England comments on DfE scheme tackling bad behaviour
BASW England's Children and Families PPEG supports the Department for Education (DFE) position that calm and safe classrooms benefit students and teachers alike and create cohesive and...
BASW statement on Serious Youth Violence inquiry
BASW England recognises the points raised in today’s publication from the Home Affairs committee of their inquiry into serious youth violence and agrees with many of its recommendations.
“I can commit to looking at it” – BASW/APPG inquiry gains traction
BASW continues to influence policy makers as its recent inquiry Social Workers and a New Mental Health Act was one of many key topics discussed last Thursday during a debate on the Mental Health Act...
BASW to present social work priorities to PM Boris Johnson
BASW will be writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to set out the key priorities for social work. The manifesto for social work details eight priorities in relation to social work, social workers...