Valuing Social Care, Valuing People Hustings - call for questions
Wednesday, 3rd of March 6pm-7.30pm, Online: Valuing Social Care, Valuing People Join us for the Valuing Social Care, Valuing People Hustings ahead of the Senedd election in May. We will be joined by...
BASW England supports Joint Committee on Human Rights on care home visits
The Committee found that relatives remain an essential part of care for so many older and disabled people in care homes - as it helps them to keep their memories alive, in touch with the outside...
Domestic Abuse Bill: BASW backs community-based services amendment
BASW England and BASW Cymru have backed an amendment to the Bill that would mean public authorities would have a statutory duty to commission support in the community for all victims of domestic...
SWU responds to ONS figures on social worker Covid-19 deaths
The recent ONS figures highlight how much risk social workers are facing during the pandemic.
BASW musicians needed for World Social Work Month jam!
Whether you’re a dab hand on the drums, a violin virtuoso, or you’re savvy on the spoons, there is a space for you to participate in our upcoming jam session, as part of World Social Work Month.
BASW takes part in UK’s first ever Race Equality Week
Join us and thousands of others by participating in Race Equality Week and taking meaningful action towards tackling the barriers to race equality.
BASW Vlog: Ruth Allen CEO is joined by Denise Turner to talk 'Social Work and Covid-19'
In this short vlog, CEO Ruth Allen talks to Dr Denise Turner, Editor of Social Work and Covid-19: Lessons for education and practice (2021) from Critical Publishing about how the book came about, its...
BASW England responds to news about urgent proceedings issued against SoS for Health and Social Care - as the number of people with learning disabilities dying from Covid-19 continues to rise
The Government needs to change vaccine prioritisation to prevent further deaths.
Update from Alison Bavidge to Independent Sector and Independent Social Workers
Update from Alison Bavidge to Independent Sector and Independent Social Workers on vaccines eligibility.
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
Event Resources - Launch of Mapping Professional Capabilities Statements, 28/01/2021
Find the resources in relation to this event here
Survey unveils the heavy toll on social workers – a “forgotten frontline” – as restrictions limit their capacity to safeguard vulnerable adults and children
A survey of 1119 social workers across the UK by the British Association of Social Workers has revealed a string of concerns, as well as practice issues.
BASW welcomes new co-chairs of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Work
BASW UK acts as the Secretariat for the APPG for Social Work, which is a cross-party group in the UK Parliament giving a voice to social workers and the conditions in which they work.
This month's BASW Cymru Law PPEG blog is by Joel Martin, a former Local Authority solicitor, writing in a very personal and humorous way about his admiration of social workers.
More than 100,000 lives lost to Covid
This week we have reached the heart-breaking milestone in the pandemic with 104,000 lives lost -and 63 social workers have lost their lives to Covid so far.
Holocaust Memorial Day - 27th January 2021: ‘Be the light in darkness’
Dikh He Na Bister/We Will Remember
BASW NI Mentoring Service: the importance of peer support
What matters to me most after 40 years in Social Work is the importance of looking after ourselves and each other better than ever. The challenge is greater now than at any time in my working life. I...
Ethical issues and responses for social workers when services are not able to cope with demand
BASW has issued updated guidance for Social Workers during Covid-19 to reflect the current situation.
This Week in Westminster - Friday 22 January
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update from Westminster