Professional working conditions
BASW NI is campaigning to ensure social workers are protected from intimidation, threats and violence
Have your say on how Social Work England operates
Social Work England (SWE) have launched their first public consultation on Social Work England’s appointment rules, which form part of the legislative framework underpinning the work of the...
BASW welcomes ADCS’ report on children’s services
BASW supports today’s report, Safeguarding Pressures, from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ACDS) that highlights the serious challenges facing children’s services and increasing...
Concern from BASW Criminal Justice over first Secure School
Both the BASW Criminal Justice; and Children and Families; Practice, Policy and Education Groups (CJ and F&C) are most concerned to read that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to establish the...
BASW Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
“I’m not leaving till I’ve joined” – some of the feedback I experienced at Community Care Live shows why BASW is so relevant
BASW and RiPfA seek social workers to help develop Capabilities Statement and Professional Development Pathway
BASW and RiPfA are seeking two social workers working with people who have learning disabilities to join the Stakeholder Reference Group to oversee this project.
Poverty is deepening in Wales, says new report
BASW Cymru deputy director Allison Hulmes attends launch of ‘Is Wales Fairer?’
Professional working conditions
BASW Cymru are asking social workers across Wales to support the BASW/SWU campaign for improved working conditions for social workers
My ten years as a social worker
Read the latest blog post from our social worker of the year and Committee Member, Ian Jeffries, who reflects on his ten years in the profession.
BASW responds to the 2018 Autumn Budget
BASW sees the Budget as another missed opportunity for the Chancellor to fully realise and address the unrelenting demand and chronic challenges facing a social care system close to breaking point.
Social Workers Praise Action to Improve Staff Safety
The British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) has warmly welcomed plans, announced today by the Department of Health, to help protect social workers from violence and abuse. In...
BASW & SWU launch Working Conditions survey 2018
The 2018 edition of the UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing survey by Dr. Jermaine Ravalier from Bath Spa University – co-commissioned by Social Workers Union (SWU) and the British...
Professional Working Conditions
BASW and SWU are campaigning for improved working conditions are half of UK social workers intend to leave the profession. Find out what we are doing in Scotland.
BASW Cymru learns how to play the political game
A unique training session saw the BASW Cymru team ally with seven other organisations to improve their political leadership
Social Workers Brief MPs on Funding Challenges
The British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) has met with an influential group of backbench MPs to highlight challenges facing the social work profession. BASW NI National...
BASW England webinar on renewals now available for members
BASW recently held a webinar on the final HCPC renewals before Social Work England takes over as regulatory body for all social workers.
BASW and RiPfA launch projects to develop practice in adult social care
BASW, RiPfA and DHSC announce further investment in two CPD projects for social work with older people and adults with learning disabilities.
Health and social care unite to launch Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing
New group, Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing, will raise awareness of mental distress among health and social care professionals
The need to talk about youth violence has become more acute
After a well-received talk last year on youth violence, the Birmingham & Solihull branch is focussing this year’s event on social media and county lines