Message to members from BASW NI Chair
Read Orlaith McGibbon's letter to members outlining the work undertaken by BASW NI to represent their interests since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Update from BASW Council
Gerry Nosowska BASW chair provides an update following an additional BASW Council meeting held on 18th March 2020 to set out the BASW Covid-19 plan.
Social workers are key workers / critical workers
The government has announced social workers are included in definition of essential frontline key workers in the context of this pandemic as set out in the Guidance for schools, childcare providers,...
Social workers vital role must be urgently recognised and resourced throughout COVID-19 crisis
BASW is working with partners for ‘key worker’ and other vital recognition for social workers across the UK. Social workers need clearer guidance and professional support and resources from...
The government has updated information on a proposed Coronavirus bill. We have set out what the main elements are for social work.
WSWD blog: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships in the face of Coronavirus
I think it is safe to say that the Coronavirus outbreak has somewhat overshadowed World Social Work Day - despite this, it has never been more important to emphasise and reflect on its theme.
BASW Advice and Representation and Social Workers Union Services
Joint member information on service variation during coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
COVID 19 and support for BASW members
BASW is making changes to how we work and mobilising to support members through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Stories of social work on World Social Work Day 2020
We are dedicating WSWD to collecting and sharing your stories and images of your work.
Social work during Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ongoing Survey open to all social workers
BASW wants to hear your queries and experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. This will help us support you and all social workers, speak out social work and the rights of people using services,...
World Social Work Day 2020
For World Social Work Day #WSWD2020 we join with social workers across the UK and worldwide to celebrate and recognise our profession’s vital work across global communities - today and every day.
COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Social or Community Care and Residential Settings
Updated COVID-19 guidance from Health Protection Scotland for Social or Community and Residential Settings.
COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Non-Healthcare Settings in Scotland
SASW wishes strength and calm to all our members and partners across the sector for the coming time of challenge. SASW has shared an update following the Government decision to move its responce to...
COVID-19: BASW comment
The latest guidance and BASW comment, plus information on BASW meetings and events
Information on this page aims to provide a hub of information to support social workers with advice and guidance which has been issued by Government, regulators and health professionals.
Funding and wholesale reform is needed for social care
BASW responds to the UK 2020 Budget and asks for more support for social care and public services.
Commonwealth Day 9th March 2020
A theme for this year’s Commonwealth day is: 'Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming'. On this day fifty four countries, across all continents, will celebrate their common...