February Council – Farewells and welcomes
Council remember Terry Bamford and say goodbye and thank you to Colin Reid and Gareth McGibbon as they leave Council.
BASW Cymru best interests assessors survey
We would like to hear your views on professional development in relation to Mental Capacity Act practice and the prospects for Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) implementation
Gemma Allnat – Early Career Social Work Researcher
BASW Cymru met with early career social work researcher Gemma Allnat, who is completing a PHD at Cardiff University and is the Research Development Officer in the Wales School for Social Care...
Social workers highlight priority areas for action to Ministers for Health and Communities
BASW NI has participated in meetings with the Northern Ireland Executive Ministers for Health and Communities to discuss a range of pressing issues for the social work profession.
BASW supports call for delay to LPS
BASW supports the letter from ADASS, ADCS and the LGA requesting to delay the implementation of LPS beyond October 2020, considering the delayed publication of the Code of Practice.
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.
BASW statement: New immigration rules huge risk to social care
BASW is extremely concerned over the impact the post-Brexit immigration system outlined by Home Secretary Priti Patel will have on social care and social work.
BASW Cymru notice on floods
BASW Cymru opens doors to donations of cleaning items, clothes and basic household items for flood-hit communities
A celebration of the life and influence of Terry Bamford
An obituary of former BASW chair and lifelong social worker, Terry Bamford, by friend and colleague, David Jones.
A very Welsh-focused collaboration
We have some great opportunities to start working together and hopefully amend the guidelines to reflect Wales and to promote the guidelines across the Social Care workforce in Wales.
SWU ballot members on future strikes
On Monday, the Social Workers Union (SWU) will be asking its members to vote on whether the union can advise/lead its members to strike in the future.
A tribute to Pete Felton
BASW England would like to pay tribute to dear friend Pete Felton, who recently passed on
Latest updates from Health and Social Services
Today, two written statements have been published from the department of Health and Social Services for Wales.
Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland
A review is being carried out into the way mental health law is working in Scotland.
BASW comments on Operation Hydrant figures
BASW responds to the latest statistics released by Operation Hydrant – police inquiry into historical child sexual abuse investigations – showing 35% of 11,346 allegations led to convictions.
BASW saddened to report passing of Terry Bamford
It is with great sadness for everyone at BASW to learn the news that Terry Bamford has suddenly passed on following an accident.
Scottish Association of Social Work in the Media
Watch, read and listen to National Director, Alistair Brown on the BBC.