Covid-19: impact on children and young people’s mental health
BASW joins 30 organisations to write to the Government to tell them to limit the long-term impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health
The points-based immigration proposals are a concern for the future availability of social workers and our hugely valued, skilled care colleagues
BASW responds as the Government re-introduces the new Immigration Bill to Parliament
The Social Workers Union (SWU) share some practicable ideas to help Social Workers manage anxieties, worry and stress over this difficult period
Part of Mental Health Awareness Week
BASW supports international partners in battle against Covid-19
BASW commits £30,000 to support international social work partners in the fight against Covid 19
Thinking about adoption in a pandemic: Why we need to be concerned about S1 445
Blog by Professor Brid Featherstone (University of Huddersfield) and Professor Anna Gupta (Royal Holloway University of London)
BASW Cymru calls for testing for social workers entering care homes
BASW Cymru has been in conversation with the Older People’s Commissioner for last couple of weeks about the appalling number of deaths in care settings. We have also shared our concerns about the...
BASW statement on social worker Covid-19 deaths
Official figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics showed the deaths of ten social workers, and an additional two social services managers, involved Covid-19 between 9 March...
Reforms to Unregulated Provision for Children in Care and Care Leavers Survey
The Department of Education is seeking views on proposed new measures to ensure that the use of independent and semi-independent provision (commonly known as unregulated provision) provides the right...
BASW Statement: Domestic Abuse and Covid-19
Lock-down and social distancing have shown to have the potential to exacerbate domestic abuse and situations which were already high risk.
‘No public health without social health’
We have now received responses to letters sent to both Clara Swinson (Director General for Public and Global Health and DHSC) and Yvonne Doyle (Medical Director for Public Health England).
Welsh Government issues formal guidance on Adult Social Services during the Covid-19 pandemic
The guidance outlines how Local Authorities in Wales should put into practice the ‘modifications’ to Adult Social Care duties under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (the 2014 Act)...
A message from our new Chair, Jude Currie
New Scotland Committee Chair, Jude Currie, shares what social work means to her and what she wants to achieve in her new role.
SWU Blog: Please join SWU and donate to the SWBT
It is no coincidence that recent applications from social workers to the Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust (SWBT) have significantly increased over the last 7 weeks due to the financial impact of the...
BASW England Virtual Celebration/Disco Survey
Give us your views on a potential celebration for Students and NQSW and Social Workers
Lockdown exit plans should put safety, fairness and human rights first
BASW responds to the Westminster Government’s announcement to ease some lockdown measures.
Social Workers brief MLAs on COVID-19 Challenges
Representatives from the British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) have provided evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly Health Committee on the key issues impacting social...
Vlog update from BASW CEO Ruth Allen
Week 5 of the BASW weekly video update by Ruth Allen BASW CEO during Covid-19
SWU Blog: John McGowan looks at what lies ahead for social work
‘Imposing another age of austerity after the coronavirus crisis will have a profound impact on societies most vulnerable people’ suggests John McGowan, General Secretary, Social Workers Union (SWU...
Public Health England responds to BASW England and ongoing concerns for social work and wider health and care workforce during Covid-19
BASW England highlight the ongoing concerns being raised by social workers including shortage of PPE and ask for clearer understanding of people's vulnerability to Covid-19 including why BAME...