"Life-changing" social workers honoured at national ceremony
The awards ceremony took place on World Social Work Day (19th March) at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh. Speakers included Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd, MSP, who commended the “...
BASW’s World Social Work Day 2019 celebration
Over 100 social workers, academics and service users attended BASW’s celebratory event to mark World Social Work Day in London yesterday, as keynote speakers explored the official theme of ‘human...
Relationships – the power of kindness, humanity and love
As an international federation of social workers we want to make the world a better place, and as such we never forget that stories of change belong to ordinary people who have faced unimaginable...
Relationship-based social work – for World Social Work Day 2019
BASW exists to strengthen social work, support social workers and promote social justice.
Westminster plays host to award-winning social workers
Social Worker of the Year 2018 winners rubbed shoulders with ministers and sector organisations – including BASW – at a celebratory reception
BASW responds to Spring Statement 2019
Today, Phillip Hammond presented an economic forecast which said the UK had taken another step on the road to ending austerity. The British Association of Social Workers asks: ‘just how long is this...
Awards countdown celebrates shortlisted nominations
SASW shares more about the nominees shortlisted for the 12th Annual SASW Social Work Awards on World Social Work Day 2019.
Practice Educator Practice Standards (PEPs) Consultation Survey
BASW has taken ownership of the Practice Educator Practice Standards (PEPS) and we are committed to promoting high standards of professional practice and practice education that is owned across the...
BASW to march in anti-racism demonstration
On Saturday 16 March, cities across the world from Warsaw to Washington DC will march together against racism – and BASW and Social Workers Union (SWU) will be involved too.
BASW England’s Doing the Best Together review
Last week, BASW England held a day long conference at the Greenwood Centre in Camden, London to ensure the voices of adults with learning disabilities were heard to inform our development of the...
SWU offering £500 in student essay competition
The Social Workers Union (SWU) have announced the theme for their annual World Social Work Day student essay competition.
Ruth Allen speaks to MPs on state of children’s services
On Monday, the Housing, communities and local government committee held a meeting in Westminster met to discuss the pressures on local authorities’ children’s services.
Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on rules and standards
Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on: - Professional standards Qualifying education and training standards Education and training rules Registration rules...
Social workers support call for independent review of Brexit health and social care impacts
The British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) has joined a UK-wide coalition of over one hundred organisations backing draft legislation that would require an independent...
BASW speaks to MPs in SEND inquiry
BASW calls for relationship based, co-production at ministerial meeting discussing recent reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The Adoption Enquiry – A year on
A year since it launched, The role of the social worker in adoption – ethics and human rights: An Enquiry, a podcast to discuss its impact and ongoing relevance was held this week by BASW.
SASW calls on Scottish Government to exempt social workers from workplace parking levy
SASW has written to Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, urging the Scottish Government to exempt social workers from the parking tax.
New Government inquiry calls for evidence
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have launched an inquiry into local authority children's services and want to hear from professionals within the sector...