A Christmas message from the Social Workers Union (SWU)
Each and every one of you has come together as social workers to achieve exceptional things while looking after your families, supporting your colleagues and investing in your communities.
A 'Thank You' letter from BASW England
As 2020 draws to a close, BASW England has released a 'Thank You' letter to social workers across the country...
BASW office hours over the Christmas break
We close at 1pm on 24 December 2020 and reopen 9am on 4 January 2021
Being Homeless at Christmas
Caroline McDonald shares what its like working with a homeless family with no recourse to public funds
End of year message from Ruth Allen, BASW CEO
Throughout the last nine months I have often been in awe at the fortitude, positivity and creativity from social workers in the UK and across the world.
BASW in Westminster - Christmas edition
More doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been issued this week around the UK, and we’ll really see a ramping up of jabs being given out in January as people at the top of the priority list get...
Building Relationships at Christmas
Toyin Odenugba shares her reflections on the importance of building relationships with the people you work with as a social worker working in adult services
A Christmas Message from SASW
National Director, Alison Bavidge and Chair, Jude Currie, share a Christmas Message to SASW members
BASW England joins calls for people with learning disabilities to be given vaccine priority status
Government needs to recognise a range of different needs, not just clinical ones
Winter solstice message from Alison Bavidge
On winter solstice 2020, National Director Alison Bavidge shares a message of reflection and hope for 'warmer times'...
Reflections from a Mental Health Officer
Our Committee Member and Mental Health Officer, Ian Jeffries, reflects on how his work has changed since Covid-19
BASW Blog: Deaf Awareness in Child Protection Social Work
Deaf awareness training is not mandatory in social work practice - which begs the question, how can we inspire change if we are not listening?
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week in our last Weekly Roundup of 2020
Short term funding is not the answer to reducing the unpaid work backlog, says Scottish Association of Social Work
Read our statement on the Scottish Government allocation of additional funding to assist the backlog of undelivered unpaid work.
BASW England launch 'Impact of Covid-19 on AMHP survey'
New research commissioned by BASW England and the Department of Health and Social Care reveals a significant increase in people accessing mental health services during the first lockdown
BASW supports pledge to increase access to higher education for students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
The pledge consists of a firm commitment by a university, college or educational institution to undertake steps to support GTRSB students into and within higher education.
BASW in Westminster - Brexit: Are we facing a no-deal?
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW, analyses what a 'no deal' Brexit would mean for social work and the wider country...
SASW Events Coordinator Lisa Urquhart shares more about the team 'reverse advent calendar' for local foodbanks across Scotland...
BASW Blog: Social Work without the ‘Social’
I think, in the years following the pandemic, there will be an increase in mental health problems and an increase in PTSD given the experiences and heartbreak so many people have faced and are facing