The G7, the pandemic and Social Work
Global leaders must recognise and invest in the importance of frontline health and care professionals to both combat the pandemic and build fairer, safer societies post-pandemic.
New naming convention for COVID variants
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced a new system for naming COVID-19. From now, Greek letters will be used to refer to variants first detected in countries like the UK, South...
'Social Distance in Social Work: COVID Capsule One'
invites a range of leading social work thinkers, practitioners, and people with lived experience of services to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 crisis through lenses such as poverty, culture and...
BASW joins calls for Government to place tackling child poverty at heart of Covid-19 recovery
The UK Government must work with the devolved governments, organisations such as BASW UK, and those with lived experience to prioritise the voices and needs of children and young people.
Social worker safety at work campaign: BASW and SWU statement
BASW and SWU are engaging with Government to explore practical, effective and appropriate ways to improve social worker safety.
The Social Workers Union appoints two new SWU Ambassadors
Harry Venning and Emma Lewell-Buck will commence their roles as SWU Ambassadors on October 18th which is the day 10 years ago when SWU obtained our trade union licence. These individuals have...
BASW and SWU oppose Part 4 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
The proposed new offences could result in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities being subjected to continual eviction and potential prosecution.
*NEW* Bridging the Gap: transitional safeguarding and the role of social work with adults
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO, introduces the new briefing and underlines its importance to social workers working with young people transitioning into adulthood.
BASW vlog: How to put forward a motion at the BASW AGM
The next BASW AGM is taking place on 15 September 2021
Government consultation on staff COVID-19 vaccines in care homes: Summary of BASW England survey responses
Last month BASW England surveyed its members on the key questions taken from the government’s public survey, with a focus on those that were of most relevance to social workers
Regulation of Child Contact Centre Services Consultation
Regulation of Child Contact Centre Services Consultation.
SASW, BASW Cymru and BASW Northern Ireland support joint Children's Commissioners letter calling for urgent end to two child policy
BASW's devolved nations support the joint Children's Children's Commissioners letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions condemning two child policy...
Social Workers Union re-elects General Secretary
John McGowan will serve a second term as general secretary, the most senior staff position within SWU.
BASW speaks to BBC News about fall in child protection orders and fears of 'generation of lost children'
BASW's Allison Hulmes and Gavin Moorghen were interviewed by the BBC this week...
Celebrating Pride Month 2021
During Pride Month, we are encouraging everyone to share celebrations and activities using the hashtag #BASWPride21.
BASW supports Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2021
GRT History Month helps to tackle prejudice, challenge myths and to amplify the voices of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in wider society.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Month Blog
Did you know that Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are the largest ethnic minority group in Europe with over 12 million people, they have an international flag which unites them and an international...
Survey: Social Work England's continuing professional development (CPD) consultation
BASW England encourages members to share their views and feedback via our online survey, to help shape our formal response.
Meaning, Motions and Memory: highlights from BASW Council
Council – BASW UK’s board of directors – had our quarterly meeting on 19 May. Update by Gerry Nosowska BASW Chair