"Poverty is a very real problem. The people experiencing it, are not"
Jude Currie, Chair of our Committee, shares her views on how social workers can best support those living in poverty.
Challenge Poverty Week
Find out what the team in Scotland are doing as part of Challenge Poverty Week 2020.
BASW’s voices for Black History Month…and beyond
Cherelle Francis, Vice Chair of BASW’s Black and Ethnic Minority Professionals Symposium, tells us what Black History Month means to her
Coronavirus Act – 6 Month Renewal
This briefing is an update to the 1st April 2020 ‘The Coronavirus Act 2020 and Social Work Practice’ briefing
BASW Chair blog: Inclusion Week 2020
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska blogs on the theme of this year's National Inclusion Week - Each One, Reach One...
BASW response to the MAC report
BASW is calling for “a review of barriers for care workers” to tackle the UK’s social care churn and vacancy rate, following a warning to government from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).
Swansea Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit Pilot
Read an update on how the Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit pilot project is progressing in Swansea
InclusionWeek2020 – Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people
It is fitting that the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association (GRTSW Association) has been founded so close to this year’s National Inclusion Week, with the theme for 2020 being Each One...
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...
John McGowan, General Secretary reports on the SWU AGM
The Social Workers Union 2020 AGM reinforced the positives with being a social work and some great successful motions were presented albeit in a different format this year.
September Council – Plans, Campaigns and Inclusion
BASW Chair, Gerry Nosowska, reports back on the latest Council meeting
Alcohol and other drugs - Covid-19
Useful resources by BASW's Alcohol and other drugs Special Interest Group...
Joint Committee on Human Rights - The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has announced measures which aim to protect individuals’ right to life (Article 2 ECHR) and further steps will need to be taken over the coming...
BASW condemns abuse of women at learning disability unit
BASW is appalled to learn that women with learning disabilities and mental health needs were abused in a learning disability hospital, and we condemn the actions of the staff involved.
Homes not Hospitals
At the 2019 BASW UK Conference and AGM a Motion was passed that BASW endorsed the association to focus on human rights practice, and to work with partners in this area.
BASW’s politics blog
The annual Labour Party conference has been taking place virtually over the past four days, but it shadows in comparison to the 13,000-strong attendees that normally descend upon Liverpool or...
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska shares thanks, reflections and priorities for the year ahead
Read the Chair’s speech to BASW UK Annual General Meeting 2020
Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021
BASW England response to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Winter Plan
The Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: final report
BASW England provides an initial response to the taskforce report
SASW to take part in a sponsored 24 hour digital blackout for Challenge Poverty Week
The team at SASW are taking part in a sponsored 24 hour digital blackout on 10th October as part of our programme for Challenge Poverty Week. So no phones, tablets, digital TV, smart watches,...
SWU AGM Friday 25th Sept 2pm - 3.30pm (SWU Members Only)
SWU members please have a look at our Annual Report and once more it has been a busy and successful year for SWU. Paying an additional £25 guarantees that employers accept A&R representation...
A short questionnaire for members about BASW in the next phases of the pandemic
Dear member Since mid-March and start of the Covid19 crisis, BASW has transformed how it works, in line with government and scientific guidance. We have moved most of our existing services and...
Building a Fairer Society: One vote at a time
If you wish your voice to be heard, if you aren’t registered - register to vote now and encourage others to do the same
Vacancies on "Social Work's Place in Emergencies and Disasters" (SPEDI) Special Interest Group
Interested? please get involved!
'Words of Hope 2020' poetry evening.
BASW England Support for Words of Hope online poetry event in support of World Suicide Prevention
Deputy Chief Social Work Adviser with Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is recruiting for a 24 month secondment for the position of Deputy Chief Social Work Advisor.
Priority testing for social workers
Social workers, along with colleagues in health, social care, and other vital key workers should be included with priority groups who can expect coronavirus testing. Recent reports show an expected...
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association welcomes AGM motion
The Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association moved for BASW to support its aim to improve the profile of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities within social work context
Chief Social Workers Write Open Letter to Social Workers and Social Work Students
View and download the letters from Mark Harvey and Fran Leddra Joint- Chief Social Workers for Adults and Isabelle Trowler Chief Social Worker for Children and Families Open letter to Social Workers...
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
Update from SWU / BASW Austerity Action Group
We have had discussions around the limitations of virtual meetings, online campaigning, and also maintaining interactions, highlighting the positives of user-led community groups emerging from the...
Secondee Opportunity Scottish Government: Age of Criminal Responsibility
The Scottish Government is recruiting for a Professional Adviser Secondment as part of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Implementation Team.
BASW AGM: Motion 11
By BASW Council BASW members can provide comments on motions ahead of the AGM on Tuesday 15 September. Please view the short film presenting this motion, read the motion text and scroll to the...