Government Consultation launched on staff COVID-19 vaccines in care homes
BASW would like to hear your views so that we can submit a response to the consultation from BASW membership. Please do feed your views to us by taking this short anonymous survey.
Local Elections 2021: Messages to social workers from Mayoral candidates
BASW has approached candidates across some of the Mayoral elections in England, to seek their views and vision for social work in their respective regions.
BASW England releases new Domestic Abuse Guidance for social workers
The guide was developed in collaboration with valued stakeholders including Women’s Aid, Galop, Southall Black Sisters, Sign Health, Karma Nirvana, Respect, AVA, Ann Craft Trust, Dr Michaela Rogers...
BASW England response to changes in care home visiting guidelines for people in England
People in care homes resident in England will be able to receive two visitors indoors from Monday 12th April 2021.
BASW England raise further deep concerns on how the Review of Children’s Social Care will be conducted.
Contract shared for the Secretary of State for Education review of the children’s social care sector
Maris Stratulis reflects on BASW England-led week of World Social Work Month 2021
BASW England’s Maris Stratulis reflects on week 3 of World Social Work Month and pays tribute to social workers across England, the UK and the world – before looking ahead to next week of #WSWmonth...
Gender-based violence: Enough is enough
As social workers, we must do better, not only to protect our female-majority workforce, but also to champion the rights of the women and girls we support
BASW England Branch Blog: Christian Kerr
The Chair of the North East Branch talks about radical social work in a contemporary context
SWU Blog: Amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill – protecting adults and children from violence
The Social Workers Union fully supports the aims of the Domestic Abuse Bill. We believe that all people, be they adults or children, should be protected from violence in any setting, including their...
BASW England response to changes in care home visiting guidelines
BASW England recognises the value and importance of working in partnership with families, friends, carers and providers and is aligned with organisations that have been and continue to advocate for...
BASW responds to National Social Worker Healthcheck report
BASW CEO Ruth Allen and England National Director Maris Stratulis comment on the National Social Worker Healthcheck Report.
BASW welcomes vaccine priority change for people with learning disabilities
Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued revised guidance to the Government that all people on the learning disability register should now be prioritised for a COVID...
BASW England Branch Blog: Esme Daley
Today is the day we’ve been waiting for, when our Prime Minister will again share his ‘roadmap’ of how restrictions will be eased. Many have been waiting for this update to find out whether their...
BASW England policy statement on the Independent review of children’s social care
This policy statement comes after consideration by relevant BASW England member-led groups and the National Standing Committee
Blog: 'Why testing is just as important as vaccines in social work'
What has happened to standardised Covid-19 Testing for social workers in England? BASW's Liz Howard asks the question and urges social workers to do the same...
Blog: 'Putting care experienced people at the heart of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care'
In this blog, I wish to focus not on the appointment process, or the chair himself - rather, on the hundreds of thousands of care experienced people this review will impact, many of whom will remain...
#TestAccessRights: Family carer unable to see son due to blanket care home restrictions
BASW continues to campaign for safe access to care homes for social workers and families.
BASW England update statement on responding to the Children’s Social Care Review 2021
The Review is being trailed as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity for change. It has very wide scope in its terms of reference, far reaching stated ambitions and currently a 12-month timeline.
Survey: Government consultation on proposed reforms to Mental Health Act
In order to help prepare BASW’s response, we have collated the quantitative questions from the Government’s consultation.