Research funding opportunities for social workers in England
A range of research and funding opportunities are available from Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
BASW England Statement on ‘Anti-Racism, Anti- Discrimination & Anti-Oppression in Social Work’
This BASW England position statement has been formulated based on the feedback of members, social work academics, practitioners, managers, and students.
BASW releases statements on EDI and Anti-Racism
These important statements are part of our commitment to ensuring social work is an inclusive profession that stands for a fairer, more equitable society – and challenges social injustice in all...
BASW / SWU service update
BASW services will be closed for a short period at the end of July / early August 2021
A warm welcome for new appointments to BASW Council
Members have elected two new Directors and a Treasurer.
Be at the heart of exciting new social work research with service users – and gain valuable CPD hours
Adult social workers encouraged to take part in new research study on the use of digital technologies with Disabled service users.
Black and minoritised ethnic social workers continue to experience racism at work, a report from the Scottish Association of Social Work finds
Read our press release on the launch of our report, "Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot"...
Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot
Read SASW's report exploring racism in the social work profession in Scotland...
SWU Blog: Stand Up Against Racism
The Social Workers Union has written to the new General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association in solidarity with the three England players who have been facing a torrent of racist...
SWU Blog: Shout Out UK workshop brings SWU to Year 10 students in Birmingham
This SWU funded workshop was a brilliant opportunity to engage over 100 young people with political literacy.
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO and Gerry Nosowska, BASW chair share concerns for this stage of the pandemic
‘Social workers’ ethical response to Covid has gone far beyond the letter of the law and as a profession we need to continue acting on professional evidence and principles to promote the wellbeing of...
BASW Council Election – vote now
Vote to elect a new Director of BASW Council and view BASW AGM motions
BASW Blog: 'Deaf Survivors of Domestic Abuse – Are we Listening?'
Rebekah Pierre, BASW England Professional Officer, reflects on how social workers can better support deaf people who experience domestic abuse.
This week in Westminster - Friday 16 July 2021
Kerri Prince, BASW UK’s Public and Political Affairs Lead provides an update
BASW England policy response: Health and Social Care Bill
BASW England is consulting with members on the proposals within the Health and Care Bill and the implications for social work.
Health and Social Care Bill – Hospital Discharge proposals: BASW England response
The proposals must give people the opportunity to be listened to, heard, and involved in making decisions about their care and treatment.
BASW response to the ADASS Spring Report
Report adds further urgency to calls for reform of social care.
Government set to push ahead with £20 cut to Universal Credit: BASW response
We are using our voice and influence to highlight why the cut would be detrimental to children, families and people across the country.
Winterbourne View: 10 years on
BASW England is strongly advocating for social care that is properly resourced and funded to be able to deliver the high-quality support and housing that is needed in the community.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association responds to Independent Review of Children's Social Care 'Case for Change' report
The report does not present a sufficiently detailed historical legal and political summary of child protection policy or practice - nor does it incorporate the intersectional impact of...