BASW member blog: The ASYE's facing discrimination
Newly qualified social workers of colour and/or have disabilities face inequalities in their ASYE journey. I think I know why…
BASW England Manifesto gains support from policymakers
As part of BASW England's commitment to engage with politicians around social work, we created a manifesto with the six issues that we would be campaigning on over the coming year...
AMHPs can help people in debt crisis access 'Breathing Space' scheme
The scheme pauses interest and debt charges while a person is receiving mental health treatment.
SWU Chair Carys Phillips announces that John McGowan will be standing for re-election
The General Secretary is the most senior staff position within SWU and the selected candidate will play a key role in taking the union forward in the next step of our development. John McGowan will...
This Week in Westminster - Friday 30 April 2021
Kerri Prince, BASW’s Public and Political Affairs Lead, gives an overview of what's been happening in Westminster this week...
BASW welcomes High Court challenge over ‘legacy benefits’
The rollout of Universal Credit is still ongoing and not due to be completed until 2024, which means some people that are still on those legacy benefits have been £20 out of pocket compared to...
Webinar: EU Settlement Scheme for Looked After Children and Care Leavers
BASWs Head of Policy and Research Luke Geoghegan chaired a session organised by The Children’s Society and the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit about children in care from the EU who need to...
BASW England publishes Manifesto for 2021/2022
BASW England has made it a priority to engage with politicians across the country
Vaccines and Testing: The reality for social workers
Find out the reality on vaccines and testing for social workers in Scotland
Covid deaths in India have passed 200,000 today.
India has seen more cases of Covid-19 in the last seven days than any other country.
Scottish Elections 2021
Find out how the main parties manifesto pledges align with the Asks in our Manifesto for social work
Celebrate SWU’s 10th Anniversary with Us
The Social Workers Union is pleased to announce plans for our upcoming 10th Anniversary celebration. Join us on June 12 – 21 for an online celebration of the history and future of SWU.
IPPR seeks members for Health and Care Workforce Assembly
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is looking for volunteers to join its Health and Care Workforce Assembly which will act as an advisory group about how crises occur in the health and...
A conversation with BASW Anti-Racism Lead Wayne Reid
We speak to Wayne about his experiences and perspectives as a Black social worker – alongside his vision for developing genuine anti-racist practice across the profession and wider society
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
BASW comments as jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd
‘We must not become complacent- as we still have a mountain to climb to ensure we eradicate institutional, structural, and systemic racism.’
Assaults on social workers petition will get a Government response
The petition now has over 10,000 signatures.
This Week in Westminster: Friday 16 April
Kerri Prince, BASW Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster