John McGowan, General Secretary reports on the SWU AGM
The Social Workers Union 2020 AGM reinforced the positives with being a social work and some great successful motions were presented albeit in a different format this year.
September Council – Plans, Campaigns and Inclusion
BASW Chair, Gerry Nosowska, reports back on the latest Council meeting
Alcohol and other drugs - Covid-19
Useful resources by BASW's Alcohol and other drugs Special Interest Group...
Joint Committee on Human Rights - The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has announced measures which aim to protect individuals’ right to life (Article 2 ECHR) and further steps will need to be taken over the coming...
BASW condemns abuse of women at learning disability unit
BASW is appalled to learn that women with learning disabilities and mental health needs were abused in a learning disability hospital, and we condemn the actions of the staff involved.
Homes not Hospitals
At the 2019 BASW UK Conference and AGM a Motion was passed that BASW endorsed the association to focus on human rights practice, and to work with partners in this area.
BASW’s politics blog
The annual Labour Party conference has been taking place virtually over the past four days, but it shadows in comparison to the 13,000-strong attendees that normally descend upon Liverpool or...
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska shares thanks, reflections and priorities for the year ahead
Read the Chair’s speech to BASW UK Annual General Meeting 2020
Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021
BASW England response to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Winter Plan
The Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: final report
BASW England provides an initial response to the taskforce report
SASW to take part in a sponsored 24 hour digital blackout for Challenge Poverty Week
The team at SASW are taking part in a sponsored 24 hour digital blackout on 10th October as part of our programme for Challenge Poverty Week. So no phones, tablets, digital TV, smart watches,...
SWU AGM Friday 25th Sept 2pm - 3.30pm (SWU Members Only)
SWU members please have a look at our Annual Report and once more it has been a busy and successful year for SWU. Paying an additional £25 guarantees that employers accept A&R representation...
A short questionnaire for members about BASW in the next phases of the pandemic
Dear member Since mid-March and start of the Covid19 crisis, BASW has transformed how it works, in line with government and scientific guidance. We have moved most of our existing services and...
Building a Fairer Society: One vote at a time
If you wish your voice to be heard, if you aren’t registered - register to vote now and encourage others to do the same
Vacancies on "Social Work's Place in Emergencies and Disasters" (SPEDI) Special Interest Group
Interested? please get involved!
'Words of Hope 2020' poetry evening.
BASW England Support for Words of Hope online poetry event in support of World Suicide Prevention
Deputy Chief Social Work Adviser with Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is recruiting for a 24 month secondment for the position of Deputy Chief Social Work Advisor.