Recognition Matter is a knowledge exchange project led by six women who have shared perspectives on child welfare and protection.
SASW Briefing to Justice Committee on Stage 2 Children (Scotland) Bill
Read our briefing to the Justice Committee on Stage 2 of the Children (Scotland) Bill.
A call out to Black & Ethnic Minority social workers for essays, stories & poems
“Are you a Black or Ethnic Minority social worker? If so, we want to hear from you!” BASW England and Kirwin Maclean Associates are collaborating to develop an anthology of Black and ethnic minority...
Top tips for virtual direct work with children & families during COVID-19
Rebekah Pierre, BASW England Professional Officer shares virtual top tips
BASW Cymru welcomes the publishing of the ‘Care Home Voices Report’ from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
BASW Cymru had petitioned the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales about our deep concerns for the well-being and human rights of older people in care homes, whose voices have been effectively...
BASW supports campaign for black person's statue in Bristol
A campaign to replace Bristol’s controversial Edward Colston statue with someone representative of the city’s black community is being supported by BASW
SWU Blog: John McGowan on a new survey on social work during COVID-19
Covid-19: Together, let's tell our Covid-19 experience and demand better working conditions for social workers. During the pandemic, the Social Workers Union has been inundated with concerns...
ADASS report exposes a seriously underfunded care system
Maris Stratulis National Director for BASW England comments on the ADASS Budget survey
Latest resources to improve social worker support for autistic adults and adults with learning disability - including during the COVID-19 pandemic
Joint BASW and SCIE press release
Blog: Addressing inequality and oppression such as institutional racism is vital in society and a core task of social work and education
The impact of the murder of George Floyd is being felt across the world, with Black Lives Matter, yet again having to come to the fore to highlight the depth of individual and institutional racism in...
BASW urges the Northern Ireland Executive to continue to provide free school meals this summer
BASW is urging the Northern Ireland Executive to follow the example set by its counterparts in Scotland and Wales, and the UK Government, to extend the provision of free school meals for low income...
BASW calls for NRPF to be suspended during Covid-19
All vulnerable individuals should receive vital support during the coronavirus crisis.
BASW urges government to continue to provide free school meals this summer.
Children will go hungry if the Government doesn’t support families who are facing financial hardship through the summer holidays.
Supporting members who are having difficulty working their full-time hours whilst trying to juggle childcare or caring responsibilities.
Blog by Simon Leaper, Advice and Representation Officer at BASW
BASW comments on announcement that probation services to return to public control
BASW welcomes the announcement from the Westminster government today that the part-privatised probation service in England and Wales would be fully ‘renationalised’ after research and experience on...
Allison Hulmes, National Director for Wales responds to stage 2 of Welsh Labour’s Policy Process 2021
BASW Cymru welcomes the opportunity to contribute to Welsh Labour Policy Process 2021. BASW Cymru has three main policy suggestions
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.
BASW weekly vlog - Global Social Work
BASW CEO Ruth Allen is joined by David Jones, Chair of BASW International Committee and Godfred Boahen, Policy, Research and Practice Improvement Projects Lead, BASW to explore BASW’s longstanding...
BASW statement on tragic death of social worker
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) would like to share its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Bibaa Henry and her sister Nicole Smallman, who were found dead...
Social Workers Union activates campaign to encourage urgent action to address key issues
Update by John McGowan, Social Workers Union (SWU) General Secretary
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’
BASW Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group position statement
BASW will continue to campaign against racialised political discrimination, which has been magnified under Covid-19 and ‘hostile environment’ policies. The Government should not remain resistant to...
BASW 2025 new vision and mission – please share your views
Take a look at our vision and mission statements and give your reactions with any comments you would like. Your feedback is invaluable.
BASW weekly vlog
Ruth Allen CEO is joined by Narinder Sidhu and Hari Sewell in discussion on the role of social work and BASW in tackling inequality and injustice
Shielding in Wales
BASW Cymru join with partners to call for clarity of information for the most at risk groups
SWU Blog: Funding for AAG group secured for another year
SWU is delighted that our funding of the Austerity Action group will continue for another 12 months. Carol Reid of the Austerity Action Group shares a service-user perspective on Covid19.
BASW Statement: George Floyd
BASW is shocked and disturbed by the death of George Floyd. BASW wholly condemns his murder and the frightening circumstances that led to it. BASW fully stands in solidarity with the whole black...
Send Happy Birthday to BASW!
Please send us a few seconds of film of your birthday wishes for BASW’s 50th - or a still picture of you with a birthday message.
BASW Statement on the latest evidence of Covid-19 in care homes
We will continue to press this loudly and urgently, and to build alliances in doing this, so that the dignity and human rights of all adults in our society is upheld.
BASW vlog update
The first of a series of vlogs with BASW CEO Ruth Allen over the next month exploring our history, our present and our future as part of BASW’s 50th birthday celebrations in June.
Social workers could be overwhelmed when children return to school
Increased referrals will put services under pressure
Sad loss of social worker to Covid-19
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is deeply saddened to hear news of the loss of a social worker to coronavirus.
BASW Cymru responds to Letter from Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services
BASW Cymru welcomes this response from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to some of the concerns we have raised on behalf of our membership in Wales. The response however, does not...
SWU blog: Concern for reduction in social work referrals
Social Workers Union discussions with social workers are worrying showing fewer referrals regarding concerns around child protection and domestic violence since the onset of lockdown.
BASW vlog update
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska joins BASW CEO Ruth Allen for Ruth's latest vlog update...
BASW Statement: Government Abandons Health Surcharge.
BASW was one of many organisations objecting to this and welcomes change of plan
BASW England want to hear from members and social workers about your experiences of new Care Act easements
Pete Feldon, Chair of the BASW England Adults social work group provides an update and sets out the importance of your feedback.