BASW responds to Budget 2021
There was nothing in this budget for social work, social care or health services and the incredibly hard-pressed workforce.
BASW / SWU Advice and Representative support - Covid update
Supporting and representing you in the workplace
BASW responds to National Social Worker Healthcheck report
BASW CEO Ruth Allen and England National Director Maris Stratulis comment on the National Social Worker Healthcheck Report.
BASW UK Statement on The 2021 Budget
BASW UK has outlined its priorities for the upcoming Budget on 3 March
BASW CEO Ruth Allen introduces World Social Work Month 2021
A well as exploring themes and priorities in each country of the UK, these events present a unique opportunity to come together as a profession - across borders and languages and cultures - to shine...
Scottish Parliament Update
SASW’s Communications and Policy Officer Emily Galloway provides a brief overview of what happened last week in Parliament…
A message from Ruth Allen, BASW CEO, for World NGO Day
Ahead of World NGO Day, Dr Ruth Allen shares an engaging and informative webinar from the Council of Europe exploring the challenges for NGOs and civil society groups in conflict and post-conflict...
Local Elections 2021: Register to Vote
Up for election this year is the Welsh Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, many local authorities across England, English metro Mayors, and the Greater London Assembly including the Mayor of London.
SWU Blog: LGBT+ History Month and Ubuntu
February is a time to celebrate LGBT+ people in all their diversity. This year's theme "Body, Mind and Spirit" provides opportunity to explore the complexities of identity and to...
Are you interested in developing our knowledge of practice relating to mothers who are in and leaving care in Scotland?
Emma Young, a researcher based at the University of Strathclyde, is undertaking research looking at professional responses to mothers who are in and leaving care.
Orkney 30 years on
SASW National Director Alison Bavidge reflects on how social work policy and practice has changed 30 years on from the Orkney child abuse scandal
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
Restitution Orders - Summary for Criminal Justice Social Work
A summary for criminal justice social workers on restitution orders
An open letter: BASW Cymru asks Welsh Government for recognition payment for social workers and students in Wales
Read the open letter sent to Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health & Social Services from BASW Cymru,
World Social Work Week 2021
Find out more about how SASW are celebrating World Social Work Week 2021
BASW welcomes vaccine priority change for people with learning disabilities
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued revised guidance to the Government that all people on the learning disability register should now be prioritised for a COVID...
Social Workers Union seeks to join TUC – comments from SWU General Secretary and SWU Chair
The Social Workers Union (SWU) is making a formal application to affiliate to the Trade Union Congress (TUC). If the application is successful, SWU will become a TUC member representing the...
BASW England Branch Blog: Esme Daley
Today is the day we’ve been waiting for, when our Prime Minister will again share his ‘roadmap’ of how restrictions will be eased. Many have been waiting for this update to find out whether their...
Outlanders - Hidden Narratives From Social Workers Of Colour
In this landmark publication, social workers from Black and other Global Majority Communities showcase a rich and diverse collection of their essays, poems, stories and reflections, providing unique...