Social Workers Union (SWU) celebrates 15,000-member milestone
SWU, the UK’s only specialist union for social workers, has now grown to over 15,000 members.
Friends, Families and Travellers launch suicide prevention study
On Friday 10th September, Friends, Families and Travellers launched a study which seeks to uncover suicide prevalence and causes in Romani, Traveller and nomadic communities in England, Scotland and...
Supporting you as you support others: Social workers professional support service growing from strength to strength
Designed by and for social workers, provides a trusted space to work through and think about positive solutions for professional and personal challenges with an experienced ‘coach’
Government responds to BASW/SWU ‘Assaults on social workers’ petition
Together, BASW and SWU will continue to campaign for social worker safety in the workplace.
Autumn and Winter Plan September 2021
We maintain our position that the priority must be people’s wellbeing not making space in hospitals.
Social Work and the National Care Service
SASW's National Director Alison Bavidge reflects on the unprecedented opportunity offered by Scotland's proposals for a National Care Service...
This Week in Westminster - Friday 10 September 2021
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW UK, provides members with an update
Austerity Action Group: Remuneration Campaign Gathers Momentum
The Austerity Action Group (AAG) has instigated a new Remuneration Campaign to change the arcane tax rules and complex benefits regulations that make it difficult for charities, local government,...
Nothing about us without us: Putting people using services at the heart of practice, policy and ethics
Ahead of the BASW Annual General (members') Meeting and pre-event on 15 September, we are releasing weekly updates on our key priorities under the banner 'What We Stand For'...
BASW response to the tragic deaths at Cawston Park Hospital
BASW are shocked and saddened by the findings of the Independent Review report into the tragic circumstances that took place at Cawston Park Hospital which distressingly mirror the neglectful and...
Social care reform: BASW England response
Government must ensure this move is at least the start of meeting the scale and urgency of the crisis facing social care across the UK.
Invitation to shape guidance on data analytics in Children’s Social Care
Survey for children's social workers: Data, analytics, and co-design...
‘Health and Care Bill – why social work’s voice matters’
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska on how BASW England is speaking up for social work as the Health and Care Bill progresses through Parliament.
BASW blog: ‘The cut to Universal Credit is yet another austerity policy - social workers must oppose it’
Social workers must challenge the Government’s plan to cut Universal Credit, says BASW member Jon Dudley.
#RememberSocialCare: social care bodies join forces to launch Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection
Social care bodies come together to pay tribute to workforce.
What we stand for: The independent voice of social work and social workers
Ahead of the BASW Annual General (members') Meeting and pre-event on 15 September, we are releasing weekly updates on our key priorities.
#KeepTheLifeline and #DoubleScotChildPayment campaigns
SASW urges Scottish members to support #KeepTheLifeline and #DoubleScotChildPayment campaigns
SWU Campaign Fund now accepting applications
SWU members are now welcome to submit campaign ideas for issues and causes they’re passionate about throughout 2021-2022. Successful applications will receive funding and access to professional...
BASW blog: 'Why social workers should support the #KeepTheLifeline campaign'
As a social worker, BASW vice-chair Lewis Roberts sees rising poverty levels and the devastating impact this is having on society
#KeepTheLifeline: BASW UK joins campaign to stop cut to Universal Credit
Over 100 civil society organisations – including BASW UK – have written to the Prime Minister, calling for the Government to abandon the proposed cut, which is worth over £1000 a year.
BASW follows up on attack on a social worker in Haringey
Every day, social workers open themselves to the unknown in order to help others.
Be at the heart of exciting new social work research with service users – and gain valuable CPD hours
We are looking for social workers who work with adults to take part in a research study on the use of digital technologies with Disabled service users.
What We Stand For: Better working conditions for social workers
Social workers deserve to work in supportive organisations where they can have voice and influence - and where leaders and managers understand what social workers need to fulfil their roles.
BASW A&R / SWU survey: Ways of working
A new survey on future ways of working by the BASW Advice and Representation (A&R) and SWU Trade Union team
BASW AGM 2021: Motion 3
BASW members can provide comments on motions ahead of the AGM on Tuesday 15th September 2021. Scroll down to submit your comments Comments will be moderated before being published and shared with...
BASW blog: 'Voice, visibility - action'
Come to BASW’s Annual General Meeting and be part of a movement for a better society.
BASW statement on the situation in Afghanistan
The UK has a moral responsibility to the people affected by the crisis and must do all in its power to provide support and assistance.
Children who have no recourse to public funds - Call for evidence
BASW is asking for members to get in touch with their experiences of working with children who have no recourse to public funds
What We Stand For: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
BASW CEO Ruth Allen introduces our vision for EDI and anti-racism and outlines the values that underpin this vital work.