Covid-19: A message from the Social Workers Union
John McGowan, General Secretary, has a message for social workers talking about changes to Advice and Representation.
BASW statement on Windrush review
On the premise of promoting human rights and social justice, our position is the recommendations must be swiftly enacted and implemented by the Government to redeem any sort of credibility.
Message to members
Dear members We want to thank you for the outstanding commitment you have shown in maintaining essential services and support in the most difficult of circumstances. The last two weeks we have...
COVID-19 What is working?
As part of the BASW COVID-19 survey Over 1000 social workers share their experiences and challenges of working in the pandemic, best practice examples were also shared.
The Coronavirus Bill: The Response from BASW
The Coronavirus Bill has been introduced as a response to an unprecedented threat to public health. See BASW's initial calls for action...
Scottish Association of Social Work responds to draft coronavirus bill
Statement from the Scottish Association of Social Work on the draft coronavirus bill.
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.