Have your say! New survey on social worker wellbeing
BASW, SWU and Bath Spa University launch updated research study on the wellbeing of social workers
BASW response to green paper on CAMHS
Significant shortfalls in Government consultation on transforming CAMHS
SASW protests against move by Serco to evict refugees
SASW and allies sign letter in protest of planned imminent eviction of 300 asylum seeking refugees
BASW Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
I love seeing the passion of BASW members, hearing from members and member-involvement is what keeps BASW relevant and helpful.
BASW presses government to clarify its position on pay rises for social workers
Once again, there is no mention of social workers in a government announcement on public sector pay rises so BASW is pressing the government to clarify its position. BASW chief executive Ruth Allen...
Consultation on Review of Part 1 Children (Scotland) Act 1995
As was outlined in the 2017 Programme for Government, the Scottish Government seeks to bring Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 up-to-date. The consultation considers how the law can better...
BASW-SWU ready to support and advise social workers on NAAS
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) are ready to support and advise social workers in the sites implementing the National Assessment and Accreditation...
International recognition for BASW’s David N Jones
Long term BASW member and current International chair, Dr David N Jones, receives the Andrew Mouravieff-Apostol medal for services to international social work
SWSD 2018: Social Work, Education and Social Development
The conference was organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, The International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare. It was opened by...
BASW’s round up of the IFSW summit
The 2018 General Meeting of International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) was held in Dublin last week and saw the coming together of associations of social workers from across the world. The...
BASW chair to join Women’s March against Trump
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska will be joining tens of thousands of demonstrators at the Women’s March in London on Friday to protest the state visit of Donald Trump. The President of United States’...
BASW concerned for future of people with learning disabilities
BASW is supporting the motion put forward by Norman Lamb MP today in parliament about people with learning disabilities. Our 2020 Vision advocates for a community approach to working with people with...
Chair's Blog: Building bridges, from individual to collective action, through solution-focused practice
Solution-focused practice has strong connections with social work, and it is the approach I have specialised in for a large part of my working life, so I am delighted that my latest joint blog post...
Social workers challenge suggestions of means-tested social care payments
On the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the NHS, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Northern Ireland voices it opposition to suggestions that social care services should be...
Changes to Protection of Vulnerable Groups
The Scottish Government are seeking views on proposals for the reform to the disclosure regime in Scotland. This affects all social workers and the clients they work with and for. There are a number...
BASW NI host social workers from around the world
'Troubles' experiences shared during field trip...
SWU reveal winners of essay competition
Social Workers Union (SWU) is delighted to announce the winners of their recent World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition. Chrissie Beatty of Bournemouth University, Rachel Hopkins of...
Being a social worker in Wales – tell it like it is
As part its campaigning for better work conditions, BASW Cymru is calling on social workers in Wales to tell all about their working life