Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009
We are seeking the views of our members on the Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.
One of the 2.5% being audited? Don’t panic!
BASW PO Gavin Moorghen was once audited by HCPC, here he outlines what you need to do if you get the call.
BASW NI responds to NIO consultation on addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past
Carolyn Ewart, BASW Northern Ireland National Director has written to the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) outlining the Association's response to the NIO consultation on Addressing the Legacy of...
A little goes a long way
Read the first blog post from the new Convener of our National Standing Committee, Shirley Melvin, and find out what influences her day to day practice.
Get involved in the refresh of PEPS
BASW England calls for members to get involved in the refresh of PEPS
BASW England's 2018 conference – the round up
A busy day in Bristol saw important updates, masterclasses and a key note speech from Social Work England’s top duo
BASW Cymru awards will be held in Spring 2019
The awards (which were initially planned for Autumn 2018) are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the hugely important contribution social workers make in Wales. Holding the awards in the New Year...
A call to local authorities for models of best practice as part of 80-20 Campaign
BASW England seeks models of relationship-based practice in children and family services
Concern expressed over Government's "misleading" myth-busting guide
BASW England and 32 partner organisations co-sign letter to Nadhim Zahawi MP protesting government's "misleading" myth-busting guide...
Supporting poor families: a student’s perspective
BASW student member Eve Wilson blogs from a workshop on poverty aware practice
Lyn Romeo urges social workers to learn about SWE at BASW England conference
Chair and chief exec of SWE – Lord Patel and Colum Conway – will deliver key note presentation at event
Justice Committee Call for Views on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill - SASW Response
The Justice Committee issued a call for views on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill. The main aim of the Bill is to improve how children in the most serious cases...
BASW calls on FCA to investigate umbrella companies
BASW is calling on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to investigate the umbrella service company industry as too many self-employed workers – including social workers – have been affected by...
Launch of first inter professional guidance to protect adults
The UK's first guidance to help healthcare staff more effectively protect adults who are at risk of abuse or neglect because of the level of care they need has been launched...
Have your say! New survey on social worker wellbeing
BASW, SWU and Bath Spa University launch updated research study on the wellbeing of social workers
BASW response to green paper on CAMHS
Significant shortfalls in Government consultation on transforming CAMHS
SASW protests against move by Serco to evict refugees
SASW and allies sign letter in protest of planned imminent eviction of 300 asylum seeking refugees
BASW Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
I love seeing the passion of BASW members, hearing from members and member-involvement is what keeps BASW relevant and helpful.
BASW presses government to clarify its position on pay rises for social workers
Once again, there is no mention of social workers in a government announcement on public sector pay rises so BASW is pressing the government to clarify its position. BASW chief executive Ruth Allen...