BASW England responds to death of Hakeem Hussain
BASW England wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and those affected by the tragic death of Hakeem Hussain.
Hospital discharge High Court ruling — BASW England statement
Discharging people from hospitals to care home settings at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic ruled unlawful by High Court
Local Elections 2022: BASW England manifesto for social work
BASW England is calling on representatives from all parties to pledge their support for social workers and the children, adults and families who use their services
Consultation on proposed changes to the MCA Code of Practice, including guidance on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards: DHSC policy workshops for social workers
This opportunity is open to any practising BIA’s or Supervisory Body representatives that are BASW members in England or Wales and would be able and willing to attend on any of the following dates:...
BASW England survey: Section 117 aftercare
BASW England would like to gain a better understanding of members' knowledge and experience of S117 aftercare...
CMA review into children’s social care: BASW England statement
BASW England welcomes the acknowledgement of market failure in children’s welfare provision.
Expansion of the fast-track to child and family social work programme: BASW England statement
The Government must engage in a full stakeholder consultation and an equality and impact assessment on all the routes into social work.
Solihull joint targeted area inspection (JTAI): BASW England synopsis
The JTAI was published on 21 February 2022
Integration White Paper: BASW England initial response
The role of social workers as the main registered social care profession within integrated systems must be heard and represented within any new structures.
BASW blog: 'LGBTQ+ people are not deviants'
Dr. Paul Shuttleworth writes a powerful personal reflection to mark LGBTQ+ History Month
BASW England releases new resource for children and families social workers
The 'scoping review' document is more necessary than ever to help guide busy social workers to instigate both individual and societal change...
Share your views: Social Work England consultation on electronic communication and remote hearing
SWU, BASW Advice and Representation Service and BASW England want to hear your views on amendments proposed by Social Work England to rules on electronic communication and remote hearings.
BASW blog: 'Antisemitism is still here, it’s on the rise, and it’s up to all of us to fight it'
Paul Shuttleworth, BASW England Professional Officer, writes a powerful and moving personal reflection on the rise of antisemitism in recent years
Police Bill: BASW UK receives response from Home Office on unauthorised encampments guidance
The draft guidance further discriminates against Gypsy and Traveller communities, with it telling police to avoid ‘gold-plating’ the human rights of those using unauthorised encampments.
Care Review: BASW England 'Call for Ideas' submission
BASW England has been strongly encouraging members to share their views - and we've also put together our own submission, which you can read here...
Star Hobson case: BASW speaks to media
We spoke to Sky News, Channel 4 News and BBC Look North about Star Hobson's murder and the pressures on frontline social workers...
Call out for memories of Downham, Lewisham…
The development of community mental health and support services including the Northover Centre in Downham, Lewisham, London: do you, family or friends have memories to share?
#WhyICare: Social workers on the importance of engaging with the Review of Children's Social Care in England
The Review has been called a "once in a generation" opportunity to shape the future of children's social care...