SWU Blog: Encouraging young members to get involved
SWU is encouraging young SWU members to get involved further with the trade union movement and delighted to sponsor ‘Shout Out UK’ political literacy programme
BASW Cymru statement: A tribute to Gareth Powell
BASW Cymru National Standing Committee and Team are deeply saddened to hear of the death of long-standing member, and ambassador, Gareth Powell.
British Journal of Learning Disabilities Call for Papers
The British Journal of Learning Disabilities is pleased to announce calls for papers for two related special issues to be published in 2021
BASW England response to the Mencap survey highlighting the impact on Carers of lockdown
BASW England welcomes the survey carried out by Mencap who surveyed 1,069 family carers of people with a learning disability to find out how they have been affected during the coronavirus lockdown by...
A message from the Chair and CEO: our Mission and Vision
Thank you to all who provided feedback in June on the last draft of the new ‘2025’ BASW Mission and Vision. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. However, we have made some further changes based...
Letter to Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, Stage 3 Children (Scotland) Bill
Read our letter to Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, urging her to support an amendment that will ensure only social workers can be child welfare reporters.
BASW statement on Beirut disaster
BASW sends condolences to citizens of Beirut following deadly explosion
Call for Interview Participants for Postdoctoral Research
Postdoctoral researcher Shruti Chaudhry is looking for social workers to interview as part of her research into older people of South Asian origin in Scotland.
BASW celebrates ‘end of year’ for students with virtual disco
A virtual disco for social work students was held last weekend to celebrate the end of a year that has seen studies disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
BASW expresses pledges of support for the adult social care sector
BASW is writing to a wide range of adult social care charities, providers and other organisations across the UK, to express pledges of support for the sector.
BASW England responds to PAC report into initial Covid-19 response for social care
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report Readying the NHS and social care for the COVID-19 peak published this week makes for stark reading
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association
BASW Cymru with partners has launched a new initiative to improve communication, understanding and break down barriers between social workers and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.
Blog update by the Social Workers Union
Carol Reid, National Organiser & Union Contact Manager from the Social Workers Union provides an update
A round-up from the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) global delegates meeting and conference
BASW CEO Ruth Allen provides a summary of the delegate meeting and conference
Gender equity and intersectionality - BASW England blog
When I first read that women face a wait of around 257 years to achieve equal pay, I was saddened, but not surprised...a blog from Rebekah Pierre, BASW England PO
BASW stands in solidarity with the Jewish community
BASW stands in solidarity with the Jewish community and allies in condemning antisemitic tweets and the inaction of Twitter in removing wholly unacceptable anti-Jewish hatred and racist content.
BASW England supports LGA in a call for adult social care reform
The Local Government Association has launched a campaign which sets out seven principles of reform for adult social care.
Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law Children Cases
BASW England and BASW Cymru join together to respond to the report in an open letter