'Now is the time to stand up for social work' - BASW chair blog
Julia Ross outlines her vision and objectives as the new chair of BASW, the UK’s independent voice for social work.
This Week in Westminster - 5 July 2022
Kerri Prince, BASW UK Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides members with an update from Westminster.
SWU Campaign Fund 2021 - 2022
Read about how the SWU Campaign Fund has assisted members in developing and running campaigns throughout 2021/22.
SASW stands up for Human Rights
Alongside 124 Scottish organisations, SASW has submitted a joint statement to UK Ministers asking them to reverse their decision to replace the Human Rights Act. Social work is built on protecting,...
Setting the Bar raised in parliament
SASW has worked closely with three MSPs to table a series of questions to Scottish Ministers based on findings from the Setting the Bar report. The report highlighted the heavy toll experienced by...
SWU Chair Carys Phillips Speaks at the campaign launch rally for “Our NHS - Born in Wales” with the People’s Assembly Wales
This is an all-Wales campaign for properly publicly funded Health and Social Care support: reverse privatisation, reverse cuts, and fair pay for NHS staff.
SASW meets with Jackie Baillie MSP
This week, SASW National Director, Alison Bavidge, met with the Deputy Leader of Scottish Labour, Jackie Baillie MSP. During Mental Health Awareness Week, SASW briefed opposition MSPs on the serious...
National Care Service Bill Engagement Sessions
SASW is hosting a series of online discussion events throughout summer on the National Care Service Bill. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the National Care Service Bill, ask...
Scottish Parliament Round-Up
This week's highlights at Holyrood..... The final week of the parliamentary term was predictably busy as MSPs rushed to get business finished before returning to their constituencies for summer...
SASW campaigns for an increase in the Mileage Allowance
SASW has engaged with Stuart McMillan MSP to campaign for an increase in the mileage allowance for social workers. As a result, Mr McMillan has written to the Finance Secretary and the UK Chancellor...
What Makes A Home? Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2022
Allison Hulmes, BASW Cymru National Director, reflects on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2022
Feedback sought on MSP Member Bills
There are two proposed MSP Member Bills currently seeking feedback from the public. A Members' Bill is introduced by an MSP who is not a Scottish Government Minister. Before it can get formally...
Police, Crime and Sentencing and Courts Act comes into force
This legislation criminalises the way of life of Gypsy and Traveller communities - and we also have major concerns around changes to the right to protest.
UK Government publishes ‘Bill of Rights’ to replace Human Rights Act
These legislative proposals will roll back human rights rather than uphold them.
Scotland’s social care and social work sector explore new approaches to accessing support
Key stakeholders and leaders in the social care and social work sector have come together to start exploring alternative approaches to how care and support could be accessed across Scotland. The...
Social Work Benevolent Trust: Join our board of trustees
SWBT provides support to social workers facing financial hardship.
Further funding secured for the Professional Support Service for social workers in Wales!
“I cannot rate the coaching session I took part in highly enough. It was the most reflective discussion I have had in the past decade in social work, and I came away with a renewed sense of...
SASW campaigns for greater focus on tackling poverty
This week, SASW National Director, Alison Bavidge met with the Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security and Social Justice Committee, Elena Whitham MSP to discuss tackling poverty in...