Resource implications cannot be ignored after MPs express safeguarding fears for older children
BASW welcomed a report by MPs on the House of Commons Education Select Committee, highlighting failings in the care system for older children, but warned the situation would get worse unless the...
Rise in children coming into care amid cutbacks puts increased pressure on social workers, Lords told
Lords inquiry warned social workers are straining under increased workload as more children come into care in a climate of service cuts.
Corporate parenting should be a job for life
BASW's acting chief executive Bridget Robb argues spending more on extended support for care leavers is not only the right thing to do morally, it also makes economic sense.
BASW critical of government plan for two chief social workers instead of one
Community Care's coverage of BASW's criticism of a government decision to scrap a plan to appoint one Chief Social Work Officer, and instead to divide the role between the Department of Health and...
More support, not bigger cash handout is answer to care leavers
Calls by the Children's Minister to provide greater support to young people leaving care are welcomed by BASW, while raising concern over proposals to increase a one-off payment to care leavers.
BASW: IDS is punishing children for being born
BASW has hit out at Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith for proposed plans to cap child benefit at two children per family.
Winterbourne View highlights dangers of an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ culture
The Winterbourne View scandal highlights the importance of funding locally based support for people with challenging behaviour and learning disabilities rather than sending them to far off...
Power of entry proposals supported by BASW Cymru
BASW Cymru welcomes proposals to give social workers greater power to enter homes to safeguard adults they believe are suffering abuse or neglect.
BASW says leadership and resources are key to transforming Birmingham children's services
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) says sustained leadership improvements are crucial if Birmingham City Council is to successfully turn around its child protection services, following...
Nigerian baby ruling sparks trafficking fears
Concern has been raised over a High Court decision granting custody of a Nigerian child to non-biological parents as a government report into human trafficking is published.
BASW joins rally against austerity
BASW is set to show its support for the TUC's Future that Works march.
Eastenders responds to Professional Social Work Magazine (PSW)
In light of the controversy surrounding the EastEnders’ storyline, PSW put some questions to the show’s executive producer, Lorraine Newman. Here are her answers.
NIASW's October – College machinations, working for you and good practice ...
NIASW's update for members in Northern Ireland
BASW: Care staff need better regulation that remembers personalisation
As an FOI request from BBC Inside Out programme to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals that 217 care home providers in England have been employing staff who do not have the proper...
BASW responds to member confusion about issues surrounding College membership
BASW responds to concerns raised by members about joining The College of Social Work (TCSW). BASW makes it clear to social workers they do not need to join TCSW to access the Professional...
Social work funding constraints toughest for a whole generation
Senior BASW member and social worker in Wales speaks out about how funding for social work is worse today than it has been at any time in the last three decades.
East Glasgow social worker is the inaugural winner of mental health officer award
Renfrewshire social worker Liz Snodgrass has become the first winner of the Scottish Association of Social Work's Wilma Macdonald Mental Health Officer (MHO) of the Year Award for her work supporting...
BASW England's October – Mariella Frostrup, soap operas, the 'adoption tsar' and much more besides ...
BASW England's monthly round-up of activity, this month placing a particular focus on the team's extensive media work, featuring across the airwaves and print media on a host of high profile subjects...
BASW speaks up for social work over EastEnders depiction of poor practice
BASW has led the social work profession's public response to an EastEnders storyline featuring a social worker the Association says is portrayed acting illegally and in a way that could put off...