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...
Professional working conditions
BASW NI is campaigning to ensure social workers are protected from intimidation, threats and violence
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...
BASW welcomes ADCS’ report on children’s services
BASW supports today’s report, Safeguarding Pressures, from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ACDS) that highlights the serious challenges facing children’s services and increasing...
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 Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
“I’m not leaving till I’ve joined” – some of the feedback I experienced at Community Care Live shows why BASW is so relevant
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.
Poverty is deepening in Wales, says new report
BASW Cymru deputy director Allison Hulmes attends launch of ‘Is Wales Fairer?’
Professional working conditions
BASW Cymru are asking social workers across Wales to support the BASW/SWU campaign for improved working conditions for social workers
My ten years as a social worker
Read the latest blog post from our social worker of the year and Committee Member, Ian Jeffries, who reflects on his ten years in the profession.
BASW responds to the 2018 Autumn Budget
BASW sees the Budget as another missed opportunity for the Chancellor to fully realise and address the unrelenting demand and chronic challenges facing a social care system close to breaking point.
Social Workers Praise Action to Improve Staff Safety
The British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) has warmly welcomed plans, announced today by the Department of Health, to help protect social workers from violence and abuse. In...
BASW & SWU launch Working Conditions survey 2018
The 2018 edition of the UK Social Workers: Working Conditions and Wellbeing survey by Dr. Jermaine Ravalier from Bath Spa University – co-commissioned by Social Workers Union (SWU) and the British...
Professional Working Conditions
BASW and SWU are campaigning for improved working conditions are half of UK social workers intend to leave the profession. Find out what we are doing in Scotland.
BASW Cymru learns how to play the political game
A unique training session saw the BASW Cymru team ally with seven other organisations to improve their political leadership
Social Workers Brief MPs on Funding Challenges
The British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) has met with an influential group of backbench MPs to highlight challenges facing the social work profession. BASW NI National...
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.
BASW and RiPfA launch projects to develop practice in adult social care
BASW, RiPfA and DHSC announce further investment in two CPD projects for social work with older people and adults with learning disabilities.
Health and social care unite to launch Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing
New group, Action for Care-Workers Wellbeing, will raise awareness of mental distress among health and social care professionals
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 remains committed to celebrating social workers at awards
It is important to celebrate the fantastic contribution that social workers make every day to people’s lives across the UK at the Social Worker Awards
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 Cymru welcomes social care investment in 2018/19 draft budget
BASW Cymru welcomes the Welsh Government publishing its draft budget for 2018/19 that includes a stated aim to protect Welsh public services from austerity.
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.
Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009
We are seeking the views of our members on the Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.
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.
BASW NI responds to NIO consultation on addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past
Carolyn Ewart, BASW Northern Ireland National Director has written to the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) outlining the Association's response to the NIO consultation on Addressing the Legacy of...
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 awards will be held in Spring 2019
The awards (which were initially planned for Autumn 2018) are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the hugely important contribution social workers make in Wales. Holding the awards in the New Year...
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...