BASW survey on government consultation on training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism
The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism – this...
Relationships – the power of kindness, humanity and love
As an international federation of social workers we want to make the world a better place, and as such we never forget that stories of change belong to ordinary people who have faced unimaginable...
Westminster plays host to award-winning social workers
Social Worker of the Year 2018 winners rubbed shoulders with ministers and sector organisations – including BASW – at a celebratory reception
BASW England’s Doing the Best Together review
Last week, BASW England held a day long conference at the Greenwood Centre in Camden, London to ensure the voices of adults with learning disabilities were heard to inform our development of the...
Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on rules and standards
Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on: - Professional standards Qualifying education and training standards Education and training rules Registration rules...
BASW speaks to MPs in SEND inquiry
BASW calls for relationship based, co-production at ministerial meeting discussing recent reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Social Work England to host consultation events
Social Work England is urging social workers to provide input at a series of events, organised as part of a ten-week consultation period to inform the new regulator’s governance.
The role of social workers in disasters
BASW England looks to raise awareness, but also formalise, the important role social workers play in disaster recovery
BASW Criminal Justice PPEG writes to MPs
BASW England’s Criminal Justice Policy, Practice and Education Group has written to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke MP, “expressing concern” over proposals to re-...
We want to hear the views and experiences of carers on social work.
BASW England are developing a capabilities statement and CPD pathway for social workers working with adults with learning disabilities and are asking carers to complete the survey to support this...
Are you a social worker who works with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?
BASW is working with MPs to share insights into what it is like to practice social work with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The NHS cannot thrive in its mission without social care
The British Association of Social Workers are pleased to see the ambitious plans for preventative services, investment in mental health provision and enhancement of community services within the NHS...
Survey launched to improve practice with older people and adults who have learning disabilities
BASW England and Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) have launched two new projects that will develop professional capabilities and continuous professional development (CPD) for social workers...
BASW England response to 'The lives we want to lead', Local Government Association (LGA) green paper for adult social care and wellbeing
An open letter to the LGA
BASW England and RiPfA develop professional capabilities and CPD for social work with older people and adults with learning disabilities
The British Association of Social Work (BASW) and Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) are working on two projects to develop professional capabilities and continuous professional development (CPD...
BASW England hosts domestic abuse webinar
Last week, BASW England hosted a successful webinar (which was CPD certified) on domestic abuse, working with adults, children, survivors and perpetrators, as part of the White Ribbon and the 16 days...
Top 10 Research Priorities for Adult Social Work Research
BASW England members have been directly involved in this work and we call upon social workers and the wider social care sector to share and discuss these priorities.
BASW England statement in response to LGA ‘The Lives We Want to Lead’
BASW England welcomes the outcome of the consultation led by the Local Government Association (LGA) titled “The Lives We Want to Lead”. As we await the delayed government green paper, it is essential...
Have your say on how Social Work England operates
Social Work England (SWE) have launched their first public consultation on Social Work England’s appointment rules, which form part of the legislative framework underpinning the work of the...
Concern from BASW Criminal Justice over first Secure School
Both the BASW Criminal Justice; and Children and Families; Practice, Policy and Education Groups (CJ and F&C) are most concerned to read that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to establish the...
BASW and RiPfA seek social workers to help develop Capabilities Statement and Professional Development Pathway
BASW and RiPfA are seeking two social workers working with people who have learning disabilities to join the Stakeholder Reference Group to oversee this project.
BASW England webinar on renewals now available for members
BASW recently held a webinar on the final HCPC renewals before Social Work England takes over as regulatory body for all social workers.
The need to talk about youth violence has become more acute
After a well-received talk last year on youth violence, the Birmingham & Solihull branch is focussing this year’s event on social media and county lines
BASW England responds to new study of children’s mental ill-health
BASW England supports the call from the Education Policy Institute for a concerted child poverty reduction strategy and to invest in high quality early intervention services in all areas.
BASW England response to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
Dear Lord O’Shaughnessy, We write on behalf of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) to comment on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill as it passes through Parliament. We welcome reform...
BASW England refreshes London branch and sets new goals
Social workers and trainees from greater London met to shape the agenda for the BASW England London branch for the coming year.
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.
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
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...
BASW condemns President Trump’s dehumanising immigration policy
BASW is standing with our American colleagues, the National Association of Social Workers, in condemning President Trump’s policies that led to the practice of separating migrant families at the US-...
BASW Initial Position Statement on the Green Paper for Adult Social Care in England
Ahead of the Green Paper, due in Summer 2018, BASW has set out its position about what the Green Paper needs to achieve. Drawing on the social work perspective on social care and with particular...
Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March
Join BASW members on the Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March Saturday 16th June - London
BASW England statement on Care Crisis Review
The Care Crisis Review report highlights a number of complex social, political, economic, practice and leadership factors that are contributing to the increase of children entering the care system...
Lord Patel of Bradford OBE Q & A Session
Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chair of Social Work England was invited by the BASW England National Standing Committee to visit BASW Head Office on the 30th May 2018 to meet with committee members and...
Social Work England - Government response to SWE consultation on secondary legislation
The Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care have published the Government’s response to the consultation on the regulatory framework for the new specialist regulator...
BASW brand and website launch
We are delighted to launch the newly refreshed BASW logo and new BASW website, which have been developed to deliver on our 2020 vision, to build membership services and strengthen our standing in the...