Gypsy, Roma Traveller History Month
Every June, the gypsy and traveller communities around the United Kingdom come together to celebrate the culturally diverse and sadly much misrepresented Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people, for Gypsy,...
SASW gives evidence at Scottish Parliament committee on the workplace parking levy
SASW National Director Alistair Brown gave evidence at the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the impact of the workplace parking levy on social workers and the people they work with.
The NHS must recognise and embed the vital role of social work in the development of the People Plan
BASW England response to the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan
"I was incredibly humbled, honoured and emotional at receiving the nomination"
Read the blog from Sarah McCulloch, nominee for Practice Teacher of the Year at the 12th Annual SASW Awards
BASW urges members to complete inquiry on Adult Social Care
With the green paper on adult social care continuing to be delayed, and with Brexit confounded matters further, this new inquiry into the future of social care couldn’t be better timed.
Allison Hulmes looks to engage membership in new role
Allison Hulmes, BASW Cymru National Director for Wales, has been in post since the 1st March, replacing Robin Moulster who held the role for over seven years.
Imam Sis hunger strike successful
Imam Sis, the Newport based Kurdish activist, has completed a successful hunger strike after his struggles echoed all of the way to Parliament, directly influencing the Turkish government to allow...
BASW response to serious youth violence consultation
BASW England has submitted its response to the Home Office’s current consultation on serious youth violence
BASW open day unveils our new HQ and members area
This week, BASW welcomed guests, visitors and members to an open day that showcased our HQ and refurbished courtyard, as well as a new members area for meetings and networking.
BASW responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report
BASW has responded to this week’s publication from the Children’s Commissioner for England – ‘Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health...
SASW welcomes new National Director
Alistair Brown to take over the post of National Director of the Scotland Office as Trisha Hall retires after almost 6 years.
BASW responds to LeDeR annual report
BASW has responded to this week’s publication of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme’s 2018 annual report, which indicate ongoing concerns about the premature deaths of...
BASW responds to UN report on UK poverty
BASW has responded to the publication this week of a report on poverty in the UK that was commissioned by the UN.
BASW responds to Panorama investigation
Last night’s Panorama expose of violent and abusive practices by staff on adults with learning difficulties and autistic adults at Whorlton Hall in County Durham was shocking and horrific.
Westminster view: BASW on European elections
BASW urges everyone who can to exercise their most basic democratic right on Thursday 23rd May and to help those who might struggle to access polling stations or party literature.
A survey on funding for children's services
Your responses will help continue to make that case for additional funding in services that help some of the most vulnerable children and young people across the England.
SASW statement on Troon murder victim Significant Case Review outcome
SASW statement on the outcome of the Significant Case Review into the murder of a woman in South Ayrshire.
Call for Evidence APPG for Social Work: to help shape the new Mental Health Act
BASW is calling on social workers – members and non-members – to help shape the new Mental Health Act.
BASW sends condolences to Sri Lanka colleagues
BASW has responded to the tragic attacks in Sri Lanka by offering our condolences to the Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers (SLAPSW).