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...
BASW England seeks views on Advancing our health green paper
BASW England welcomes the publication of the government green paper titled ‘Advancing our health: Prevention in the 2020’s’ released yesterday.
Have your say on the on the new health and social care workforce strategy, Wales.
BASW Cymru is urging social workers to take part in the consultation and help shape the future health and social care workforce in Wales.
Bring the social model of health into clinical healthcare settings to aid recovery of mental illness and distress
Parliamentarians and social workers are jointly calling on the Government and NHS Trusts to recognise the social factors of mental health distress and promote the social model of health within new...
Julie-Ann Macqueen: Champion of One Parent Families
Read the obituary for Julie-Ann Macqueen, a key figure in Scottish Social Work.
Adult Social Worker and children’s social work health check findings published
The LGA have published report findings of the health check surveys 2018
SWU reveal winners of essay competition
Social Workers Union (SWU) is delighted to announce the winners of their recent World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition.
BASW concerned about Action for Children report
BASW England is calling for greater investment in children’s wellbeing following a concerning report released this week by Action for Children.
BASW Cymru to support Homeless World Cup
Cardiff is set to host the Homeless World Cup later this month in its famous Bute Park. The eyes of the world will be on Cardiff between July 27- August 3rd as 50 countries and over 500 players come...
The Capabilities Statement for PSW’s is published
The Capabilities Statement and Roles and Responsibilities framework for Principal Social Workers (PSW) in Adult Services have now been published.
Social Workers urged to nominate for 2019 Awards
There is still time for social workers to be nominated for the Social Worker of the Year Awards, with entries closing Friday 19th July.
BASW comments on successful Court of Appeal case against removal of student from social work MA course following anti-homosexuality public social media posts
BASW CEO, Dr Ruth Allen comments on successful Court of Appeal case against removal of student from social work MA course following anti-homosexuality public social media posts
BASW England concerned about reporting in Family Courts
The BASW England Children and Families Practice, Policy and Education Group (PPEG), who are involved in the consultation on reporting in the Family Courts, have responded to the most recent draft...
SASW disappointed by failure to extend workplace parking levy exemption to social workers
Read the statement outlining our disappointment at the decision not to extend a national exemption to social workers as Stage 2 bill proceedings draw to a close.
BASW UK conference and AGM 2019 – review
The Titanic Belfast hosted BASW’s UK conference and 49th Annual Grand Meeting last week and here is a roundup of the day’s programme
BASW Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
Your Annual General Meeting - BASW Chair, Gerry Nosowska, reports back on the AGM
Home Office seeking Expression of Interest
The Home Office are looking to identify additional panel members to represent local authorities on the Multi-Agency Assurance Panels, which are part of the Government’s National Referral Mechanism (...
Launch of Capabilities Statement and CPD Pathway
BASW England has launched the Capabilities Statement and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Pathway to support social work practice with adults who have learning disabilities
BASW NI submits evidence to Westminster welfare inquiry
BASW NI has submitted evidence to an inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland being jointly held by the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Work and Pensions Committee.
"I've worked with care experienced young people for over 20 years and they have taught me everything I know"
Katie Matthews shares what it felt like to be nominated by one of the young people she works with for Social Worker of the Year back in March, and reflects on 'falling' into the profession...