Social Work and the war in Ukraine - update 18th May 2022
Ukraine and other wars, latest BASW action, creating new guidance, experiences of social work across borders (IFSW report) and Roma in Ukraine
Out of the Shadows: The role of Social Workers in Disasters
Ruth Allen and Gerry Nosowska reflect on the release of Out of the Shadows, the first book to be published focusing on the role of UK social workers in disasters
SWU and FosterTalk celebrate Foster Care Fortnight 2022
This year’s awareness campaign runs from May 9-22 and it showcases the commitment, passion, and dedication of foster carers.
Motions for the BASW Annual General Meeting 2022
BASW members will be able to comment on motions from 10 June 2022.
Social workers and service users deserve political stability
As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, pushing thousands of families across Northern Ireland further into poverty and distress, the need for our political representatives to form a Northern Ireland...
Join us in raising up the voice and influence of people who have used social work services in on social work research and publishing
British Journal of Social Work is inviting applications to the Journal Editorial Board from people who have lived experience of social work services. The aim is to recruit several new members with...
Local Elections 2022: A summary for social workers
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an overview of last week's Local Elections...
SASW secures assurances on support for social workers in Ukraine response
SASW has secured an assurance from the Scottish Government that social workers will receive support to help them meet expected increases in demand on services with the arrival of people forced to...
SASW highlights risks to social worker's mental wellbeing
On Mental Health Awareness Week, SASW secured a meeting with the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care to discuss how the Scottish Government can improve wellbeing and working conditions for...
The Queen’s Speech: What should social workers be aware of?
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster.
Key legislation becomes law after passing through the UK Parliament — BASW in Westminster
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster
Social Worker Policy Panel Meeting Summary
The Social Work Policy Panel held its third meeting on Tuesday between front-line social workers and Scottish Government officials. The purpose of the panel is for front-line social workers to share...
BASW chair blog: 'Why I can't wait for this year's Annual Conference and AGM'
This year’s theme - social work for the future - will engage us in remembering why social work matters and what we bring to shaping the way our society develops.
Local Elections 2022: Use Your Vote!
Kerri Prince, BASW Public and Political Affairs Lead, previews this week's local elections...
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Work elects new committee
New faces joining the group include Lord Alf Dubs, Lord Hall, and Baroness Uddin.
SASW calls on social work leaders to promote anti-racism work
SASW has written to social work leaders in Scotland to highlight its Anti-Racism Action Plan and inviting them to share what they are doing to promote anti-racism within their organisations. The...
BASW England responds to death of Hakeem Hussain
BASW England wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and those affected by the tragic death of Hakeem Hussain.
Tell us your ideas for events!
We're currently reviewing our events programme and need your ideas and feedback. Let us know everything from ideas for topics and speakers to days and times you would like to see events taking place...