BASW England's Criminal Justice Group welcomes new Chair and Vice-Chair
Dr Rukhsana Farooqi and Dr Helen Woods join the BASW England Criminal Justice Group
BASW England's response to Minister for Equalities report into the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Ethnic Minority communities
The government needs to work more collaboratively, compassionately and transparently with Black and Ethnic Minority communities in order to recognise broken trust and structural inequalities
Sky News highlights BASW member poll on child protection referrals and interviews BASW England Director Maris Stratulis
Coronavirus: During lockdown, there has been a worrying rise in the number of referrals to child protection unit
BASW expresses disappointment as MPs vote against free school meals extension
We urge the government to reconsider its position and give low income families the support that they need
BASW England to sponsor annual ‘Thank You Social Workers’ event
Maris Stratulis, National Director at BASW England, reflects on the incredible collective contribution of social workers in a year defined by the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement
BASW England responds to Care Quality Commission’s annual report on the state of health and social care in England
Maris Stratulis, National Director at BASW England, comments on CQC annual report into health and social care in England
BASW England backs Children's Commissioner call for investment
BASW England echoes the Children’s Commissioner’s pledge for a significant investment in children’s services, which is critical at a time when the coronavirus is deemed the greatest threat to...
Adult Social Work: BASW England Hospital Discharge sub-group initial statement and survey
An important hospital discharge guidance document was published in March 2020 which made it possible for health and care systems to immediately introduce the discharge to assess model to support...
BASW England consultation on the future of adult social care
BASW England adult social work group responded to the Parliamentary Health & Social Care Committee Social care: funding and workforce Inquiry 30 July 2020
BASW England group statement on student bursaries
BASW England Student & NQSW set out recommendations
BASW England fully supports the calls for urgent government action to end the scandal of family homelessness.
Response to the Children’s Commissioner report on the impact of eviction and homelessness on vulnerable children.
BASW statement on DfE ‘Vulnerable children and young people survey’
The key messages from both, this Government report and our own survey highlight a lack of timely guidance for front line social workers from the outset, a reduction in new referrals of children and...
BASW England’s response to the Deaths from COVID19 (LeDeR programme)
This latest information raises serious questions over the way people with learning disabilities have been treated throughout the pandemic.
BASW England encourages members to respond to consultation on reducing bureaucracy
New Department of Health and Social Care consultation
BASW England response to the Mencap survey highlighting the impact on Carers of lockdown
BASW England welcomes the survey carried out by Mencap who surveyed 1,069 family carers of people with a learning disability to find out how they have been affected during the coronavirus lockdown by...
BASW celebrates ‘end of year’ for students with virtual disco
A virtual disco for social work students was held last weekend to celebrate the end of a year that has seen studies disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
BASW expresses pledges of support for the adult social care sector
BASW is writing to a wide range of adult social care charities, providers and other organisations across the UK, to express pledges of support for the sector.
BASW England responds to PAC report into initial Covid-19 response for social care
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report Readying the NHS and social care for the COVID-19 peak published this week makes for stark reading
Gender equity and intersectionality - BASW England blog
When I first read that women face a wait of around 257 years to achieve equal pay, I was saddened, but not surprised...a blog from Rebekah Pierre, BASW England PO
BASW England supports LGA in a call for adult social care reform
The Local Government Association has launched a campaign which sets out seven principles of reform for adult social care.
Interested in research? BASW is calling for member involvement in analysis of social work during Covid survey
BASW is asking for members to volunteer to be part of the team that oversees the analysis of the survey.
Concerns raised on government consultation - Changes to the adoption and children regulations: coronavirus (COVID-19)
BASW England comments on open government consultation on whether emergency COVID-linked powers introduced under Statutory Instrument 445 should lapse or be continued after September.
BASW’s initial comment on the Summer Economic Statement
BASW sets out initial views on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer economic statement
Caldicott Principles: a consultation about revising, expanding and upholding the principles
BASW England asks members for feedback on proposed changes to good practice principles which are applied to the use of confidential information
#StarsInMemory – Connected by Care – United by Loss
BASW England backs campaign for those who have experienced loss and bereavement to connect, as ONS data reveals 21 social workers have sadly died due to Covid-19 between 9 March and 25 May 2020 in...
Top tips for virtual direct work with children & families during COVID-19
Rebekah Pierre, BASW England Professional Officer shares virtual top tips
ADASS report exposes a seriously underfunded care system
Maris Stratulis National Director for BASW England comments on the ADASS Budget survey
Out of the Shadows – the role of social workers in disasters
BASW England wants to hear from people with lived experience and social workers involved in disaster and emergency responses past and present including the COVID 19 pandemic for book development.
More support needed for people with learning disabilities and autistic people
BASW statement following figures published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Action needed to address the disproportionate number of deaths from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities due to Covid-19
BASW statement following Public Health England report ‘Disparities in the risk and outcomes of Covid-19’
Reforms to Unregulated Provision for Children in Care and Care Leavers Survey
The Department of Education is seeking views on proposed new measures to ensure that the use of independent and semi-independent provision (commonly known as unregulated provision) provides the right...
BASW England Virtual Celebration/Disco Survey
Give us your views on a potential celebration for Students and NQSW and Social Workers
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...
A tribute to Pete Felton
BASW England would like to pay tribute to dear friend Pete Felton, who recently passed on
Victims’ Commissioner seeks views of social workers
Views sought: The Victims’ Commissioner is currently undertaking a deep dive review into the experiences of children and young people as victims of domestic abuse and their potential subsequent...
Urgent action needed to ensure children and young people can access the mental health services they need.
Research by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has found that 133,000 young people referred to specialist mental health services in England were rejected in 2018-19, despite increased government...
LGA relaunch Return to Social Work
The Local Government Association, which represents councils across England and Wales, today has teamed up with the Government Equalities Office to reignite the Return to Social Work programme...
Help develop more resources for social workers working with autistic people and people with learning disabilities
We are developing additional resources and activities to support social workers working with autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities to help embed the frameworks into social work...
Social Work England
Social Work England will officially become the new regulator of all social workers in England on Monday 2nd December. Find out what this means for you.