Share your views: CQC new strategy and initial proposals for the Quality Assurance of Local Authorities
The BASW England response will be general and based on key themes identified from member responses.
My Black History - Black and Proud
Laura reflects on her experiences of racism as a social worker practicing in Scotland
Social Work Awards 2021: Celebrating outstanding practice in our profession
12 BASW members were finalists at this year's Social Work Awards...
BASW and SWU celebrate Trans Awareness Week 2021
BASW and SWU stand in solidarity with trans communities across the world
BASW England announces new chair and committee members
The committee helps shape the direction and priorities of BASW England.
The Social Work Professional Support Service launches in Wales
BASW Cymru is delighted to announce that from today, Wednesday 17th November, all social workers in Wales will be able to access free wellbeing support from the Social Work Professional Support...
Fire and Rehire: BASW/SWU team welcomes new ACAS guidance
Acas has published new advice to help employers maintain good employment relations and reach agreement with staff if they are thinking about making changes to their contracts. Read the full guidance...
UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights: BASW to give evidence
BASW will be giving oral evidence on migrant children and age assessments, as part of the committee's scrutiny of the Nationality and Borders Bill...
SWU Campaign Fund delivers first round of funding for member led campaigns
All campaigns supported by the SWU Campaign Fund are conceived of and run by social workers. The Social Workers Union is proud to be able to support our activist members in this new and innovative...
New ways of working – an update from BASW UK & SWU
A message from Gerry Nosowska (BASW chair), Ruth Allen (BASW CEO), and John McGowan (SWU General Secretary)
BASW Cymru responds to the LGBTQ+ Action Plan
BASW Cymru welcome the opportunity to respond to this consultation on a very optimistic and ambitious LGBTQ+ action plan which will need to translate into tangible and sustained change if Wales is to...
Social Workers honoured for "exceptional work and dedication" during the Covid-19 pandemic at national awards ceremony
Find out more about the social workers honoured at this year's Scottish Social Services Awards in our press release...
National care service must focus on “reducing crisis and strengthening communities”, says Scottish Association of Social Work
Read our statement on our response to the Scottish Government's National Care Service consultation...
Climate justice and sustainability – social work at COP26
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO provides an update as COP26 gets underway in Glasgow.
SWU supports the Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill as part of the Service with Respect campaign
People in public-facing jobs across all sectors – including social work – have been subjected to rising hostility and abuse since the end of the COVID-19 lockdowns. SWU has been approached by Olivia...
BASW and SWU statements on compulsory Covid-19 vaccination
The statement covers the current context, implications and ethical considerations of compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for social workers.
Budget 2021: What do social workers need to know?
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, analyses the Autumn Budget and Spending Review.
BASW responds to Budget and Spending Review 2021
BASW CEO Ruth Allen comments on the Autumn Budget 2021
Blog: 'Reflecting on my time as BASW England Committee Chair'
Dr Andy Gill gives an insight into his role as chair, and encourages members to apply to be the next one.