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’s Social Work Awards postponed
BASW Cymru is sad and disappointed to announce that it has decided to postpone its 2018 Social Work Awards.
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...
Consultation on Review of Part 1 Children (Scotland) Act 1995
As was outlined in the 2017 Programme for Government, the Scottish Government seeks to bring Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 up-to-date. The consultation considers how the law can better...
BASW-SWU ready to support and advise social workers on NAAS
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Social Workers Union (SWU) are ready to support and advise social workers in the sites implementing the National Assessment and Accreditation...
International recognition for BASW’s David N Jones
Long term BASW member and current International chair, Dr David N Jones, receives the Andrew Mouravieff-Apostol medal for services to international social work
SWSD 2018: Social Work, Education and Social Development
The conference was organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, The International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare. It was opened by...
BASW’s round up of the IFSW summit
The 2018 General Meeting of International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) was held in Dublin last week and saw the coming together of associations of social workers from across the world. The...
BASW chair to join Women’s March against Trump
BASW chair Gerry Nosowska will be joining tens of thousands of demonstrators at the Women’s March in London on Friday to protest the state visit of Donald Trump. The President of United States’...
BASW concerned for future of people with learning disabilities
BASW is supporting the motion put forward by Norman Lamb MP today in parliament about people with learning disabilities. Our 2020 Vision advocates for a community approach to working with people with...
Social workers challenge suggestions of means-tested social care payments
On the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the NHS, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Northern Ireland voices it opposition to suggestions that social care services should be...
Changes to Protection of Vulnerable Groups
The Scottish Government are seeking views on proposals for the reform to the disclosure regime in Scotland. This affects all social workers and the clients they work with and for. There are a number...
BASW NI host social workers from around the world
'Troubles' experiences shared during field trip...
SWU reveal winners of essay competition
Social Workers Union (SWU) is delighted to announce the winners of their recent World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition. Chrissie Beatty of Bournemouth University, Rachel Hopkins of...
Being a social worker in Wales – tell it like it is
As part its campaigning for better work conditions, BASW Cymru is calling on social workers in Wales to tell all about their working life
Reflections on our Grenfell demonstration
Reflections on Grenfell Demo On Saturday 16th June a group of BASW members marched proudly in London under the social work banner to show their support to the Justice for Grenfell Campaign. The...
It's our moral duty to find the money to support survivors of child sexual abuse
This week, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published accounts of victims and survivors. Their experiences allow us an important opportunity to recognise the abuse many have...
Swift justice is needed for families of Gosport deaths
BASW is adding its voice to those calling for speedy justice for the families of 450 patients that died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. It is tragic that there was a disregard for human life...
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-...
Speech by the outgoing Chair, Guy Shennan, at the BASW AGM, 13th June 2018
It’s difficult to know what to include and what to leave out, as I look back over four years as BASW Chair. I’d like to share some reflections grouped around five or six themes that have been...
Green paper delay “disappointing”
BASW England manager Maris Stratulis questions Government commitment to social care
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...
Social workers call on Northern Ireland politicians to demonstrate leadership by accepting compromise
At its UK Annual General Meeting held in Cardiff, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) passed a motion calling on the two major political parties in Northern Ireland to accept the need...
BASWTalk Podcast Episode 2 - Child Welfare Inequalities Research Project
Listen in to BASWTalk Podcast Episode 2 with guest speakers Paul Bywaters (University of Huddersfield), Kate Morris (University of Sheffield) and Brid Featherstone (University of Huddersfield).