Social Workers celebrate colleague’s lifetime of achievement
BASW NI's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Ms Liz Stevenson at the 2019 Social Work Awards...
BASW UK – A Social Work Manifesto
We are calling for support for social workers and the children, adults and families who use their services.
Launch of the CPD guidance on social work roles undertaken during disasters
A full day conference looking at the role of social workers in disasters will be taking place on the 2nd of December 2019 in Birmingham, organised by BASW. As part of this conference, new CPD...
SASW response to call for views on Children (Scotland) Bill
Read SASW's views on the Children (Scotland) Bill, which makes changes to how disputes are settled when families break down...
BASW NI launches all-island professional identity survey
Take part in our exciting research study exploring social workers’ sense of professional identity.
General Election 2019 – Registering & using your vote
Polling date for the 2019 General Election is 12th December 2019 and the deadline for registering to vote is midnight 26th November 2019.
Social Workers launch all-island research project exploring professional identity
The all-island study into social work identity is being conducted by BASW NI in partnership with its counterpart in the Republic of Ireland and social work regulators.
Urgent reform is needed to maximise people’s potential for independence and self-determination, living the lives they want and are entitled to live
BASW comment on the Join Select Committee for Human Rights report calling for an overhaul of inspections and changes to the Mental Health Act to protect autistic adults and people with learning...
Social Work England
Social Work England will officially become the new regulator of all social workers in England on Monday 2nd December. Find out what this means for you.
Introducing Meryl Williams – BASW Cymru’s new Professional Officer
I have recently taken up the post of part-time Professional Officer with BASW Cymru and am really excited about the prospect of getting to know BASW members and looking at ways that we can support you
BASW England social work conference 2019 review
Over 350 social workers, NQSWs and social work students attended BASW England’s social work conference in Leeds last week.
BASW Cymru social work survey: Social Workers Identity in Wales
In order to best improve the working conditions of social workers, BASW Cymru want as many perspectives as possible in to what Professional Identity in social work means to you
BASW Cymru response to Plaid Cymru Care Commission report
Wales is in need of a drastically improved social care service. Our nation is facing the serious issue of being unable to meet everybody’s need for adequate social care.
BASW comments on the Essex lorry deaths
We need an open and honest conversation following the tragic Essex lorry deaths
Consultation on Independent Child Trafficking Guardians
The Scottish Government is consulting on the implementation of Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: the appointment and role of child trafficking guardians.
Justice Committee seeking views on family breakdown plans
The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee is to put new proposals on managing disputes over children when families break down under the microscope...
Fund for charities and third sector to support people accessing benefits
The Scottish Government has announced a new 'Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund'...
Independent review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act
Share your views on Stage 3 of the Independent Review of Learning Disability and Autism in the Mental Health Act.
BASW would like to hear your views and experiences of civil participation
BASW would like to hear your views and experiences of civil participation – the involvement of people, communities, people that use services, employers with government policy and to shape services.