BASW Cymru and SWU open letter to Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services
BASW Cymru and SWU call for support for the social work workforce in Wales
Upholding Human Rights during Covid-19
Social work is a human rights profession. Social workers’ ethics and purpose is grounded in upholding human rights. This is no different during times of crisis. In fact, during complex and uncertain...
An update from BASW Cymru's National Director, Allison Hulmes
BASW Cymru's National Director gives an update on the work BASW Cymru has been doing during the Covid-19 crisis...
Vlog update from BASW CEO Ruth Allen
Ruth Allen provides a video update of the ongoing work of BASW throughout Covid-19
BASW policy brief on The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Poliy brief on The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which were published on Thursday 23 April and came into force on Friday 24 April.
BASW and SWU will today join the remembrance of health and social care workers who have lost their lives during COVID-19
Every year on April 28th, all around the globe the trade union movement unites to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Open letter calls for austerity policies to be rolled back as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Austerity Action Group, consisting of social workers and people with direct experience of using services, open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for decade long austerity policies to be...
Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare: A Practice Guide for Social Workers
This guide aims to support social workers in Scotland to respond effectively to domestic abuse, with a particular focus on situations where children are involved.
BASW deeply sad over loss of another social worker to COVID-19
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of social worker, Muhammad Islam, to COVID-19.
BASW England responds to BBC article on vulnerable children not attending schools
News reports on national data published today from the Department of Education shows that only 5% of children identified as in need or at risk of harm are attending the school places kept open for...
BASW's thank you to social workers and all key workers
BASW has developed a poster to share, download and display to recognise the vital work of social workers during the pandemic.
Support for families in the Perinatal Period in the context of COVID-19
A list of helpful resources and advice for social workers working in perinatal mental health during COVID-19.
SASW welcomes new Chair and Members to National Standing Committee
SASW welcomes new Chair and committee members to National Standing Committee for 2020.
Tell us what is happening in children’s services
BASW in partnership with The Children’s Society and a number of organisations across the children’s sector launch poll to capture intelligence from frontline professionals working in children’s...
COSW highlights crisis for social work during pandemic
The Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work (COSW) participated in the first ever virtual meeting of Accredited Commonwealth Organisations on 16 April 2020.
BASW England and the Social Workers Union (SWU) write to minister over statutory duties
BASW England, the Social Workers Union (SWU) and partner organisations, Article 39, Childrens Rights Alliance for England and Just For Kids law, have written a letter to the Secretary of State at the...
Weathering the Storm: How can social workers maintain their emotional resilience during the coronavirus pandemic?
Social worker and PhD student Sarah Rose shares tips on how social workers can maintain their emotional resilience during the coronavirus crisis.
Messages on self-care and resilience from Neil Thompson, BASW Cymru Ambassador.
Self-care and resilience – needed more than ever now? Hear from Neil Thompson
SWU's student essay competition
Essays must be between 750-1,000 words and the four winners will receive £500 each plus see their work published in a BASW e-book celebrating the association’s 50th birthday
Vlog update from BASW CEO Ruth Allen
Ruth Allen provides a video update of the ongoing work of BASW during Covid-19
BASW joins academics and sector leaders call for COVID-19 Wellbeing Taskforce
Article by Margaret Holloway, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, University of Hull and Editor for the British Journal of Social Work on the call for a Covid 19 wellbeing taskforce
Recognition for Social Work is especially meaningful during the COVID-19 pandemic
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, we are certainly in need of all the essential services and the hard work that each and every key worker is doing, with the importance of human relationships vital...
Changing BASW to support you through the pandemic.
The coronavirus crisis has inevitably meant that BASW has had to change how we prioritise our work, deliver our services and represent the profession. Find out how we have transformed our services.
By being members, we are all making a difference and helping our fellow social workers. I know we will keep supporting and encouraging each other.
Gerry Nosowska, BASW chair reflects on the social worker response to the coronavirus pandemic.
High quality and person-centred advance care planning (ACP) is a vital means of promoting personal dignity at the end of life
BASW comments on recent press reports of misuse of ACP and of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices being issued inappropriately.
Exceptional times call for adaptable work measures, but safety should be first
John McGowan, General Secretary of SWU reflects on the rights of social workers during the pandemic.
Gaps in infection prevention and PPE advice and requirements for social workers
Open letter to the Director General for Global and Public Health, Department of Health and Social Care
Alert cards for autistic adults and adults with health needs
Alert card for autistic adults Helpful particularly in the current health climate due to charities and organisations not being able to provide the cards as usual . This alert card has been created by...
Take care of the frontline workers so they can support and care for others
Social workers and social care workers should be given the opportunity to be tested for COVID19, there should be testing in the community and staff who need access to PPE must be given these...
The Coronavirus Act 2020 is now law in Wales
BASW Cymru urges Welsh Government to make available the guidance that social workers need to fulfil their statutory functions, including information on how they receive training in understanding the...
The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Social Work Practice - A Briefing
This briefing is a general introduction to the Coronavirus Act 2020 as it relates to social work practice.
Covid-19 Pandemic – Ethical Guidance for Social Workers
This Ethical Guidance for Social Workers aims to respond to the very specific circumstances generated by COVID-19 which disrupts health, care, safeguarding and support services.
BASW calls on the Prime Minister to provide essential PPE and guidance for social workers and include as priority group for testing.
For social workers to do their work efficiently and compassionately during the coronavirus pandemic they must be safe, we therefore look forward to receiving guidance on PPE, followed by the...
Scottish Association of Social Work Briefing to MSPs on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill
Read our briefing to MSPs raising our key concerns in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill.
BASW statement on the loss of a social worker to COVID-19
We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two people who have lost their lives in these awful circumstances.
BASW Cymru letter to Minister for Health and Social Services
BASW Cymru letter detailing concerns for social workers about Covid-19
The government has now published the Coronavirus Act 2020.
The government launches its wide-ranging piece of legislation which will affect various existing legal rights and protections
Scottish Association of Social Work pens open letter to Scottish Government
Read the letter sent to Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport and Minister for Children and Young People on behalf of members.
BASW Cymru launches Siarad ‘da Ni/Talk to Us initiative
Dear BASW Cymru Members We have been working hard on your behalf, since the outbreak of the pandemic, to ensure that you have the right information, tools and support to carry out your vital work....