A message from the Chair and CEO: our Mission and Vision
Thank you to all who provided feedback in June on the last draft of the new ‘2025’ BASW Mission and Vision. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. However, we have made some further changes based...
Letter to Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, Stage 3 Children (Scotland) Bill
Read our letter to Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, urging her to support an amendment that will ensure only social workers can be child welfare reporters.
BASW statement on Beirut disaster
BASW sends condolences to citizens of Beirut following deadly explosion
Call for Interview Participants for Postdoctoral Research
Postdoctoral researcher Shruti Chaudhry is looking for social workers to interview as part of her research into older people of South Asian origin in Scotland.
BASW celebrates ‘end of year’ for students with virtual disco
A virtual disco for social work students was held last weekend to celebrate the end of a year that has seen studies disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
BASW expresses pledges of support for the adult social care sector
BASW is writing to a wide range of adult social care charities, providers and other organisations across the UK, to express pledges of support for the sector.
BASW England responds to PAC report into initial Covid-19 response for social care
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report Readying the NHS and social care for the COVID-19 peak published this week makes for stark reading
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association
BASW Cymru with partners has launched a new initiative to improve communication, understanding and break down barriers between social workers and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities.
Blog update by the Social Workers Union
Carol Reid, National Organiser & Union Contact Manager from the Social Workers Union provides an update
A round-up from the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) global delegates meeting and conference
BASW CEO Ruth Allen provides a summary of the delegate meeting and conference
Gender equity and intersectionality - BASW England blog
When I first read that women face a wait of around 257 years to achieve equal pay, I was saddened, but not surprised...a blog from Rebekah Pierre, BASW England PO
BASW stands in solidarity with the Jewish community
BASW stands in solidarity with the Jewish community and allies in condemning antisemitic tweets and the inaction of Twitter in removing wholly unacceptable anti-Jewish hatred and racist content.
BASW England supports LGA in a call for adult social care reform
The Local Government Association has launched a campaign which sets out seven principles of reform for adult social care.
Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law Children Cases
BASW England and BASW Cymru join together to respond to the report in an open letter
Social Workers Union comments on recent strike action in Tower Hamlets
Lien Watts, Assistant General Secretary of the Social Workers Union comments
BASW Vodcast with recently re-elected BASW Chair, Gerry Nosowska
BASW CEO Ruth Allen is joined by Gerry to talk about the priorities for the coming years
Research launched to investigate how to improve support for older people with learning disabilities and carers
New project ‘Supporting family and professional carers to provide appropriate care and support for older learning-disabled people with behaviours that challenge’ is funded by NIHR
Interested in research? BASW is calling for member involvement in analysis of social work during Covid survey
BASW is asking for members to volunteer to be part of the team that oversees the analysis of the survey.
Concerns raised on government consultation - Changes to the adoption and children regulations: coronavirus (COVID-19)
BASW England comments on open government consultation on whether emergency COVID-linked powers introduced under Statutory Instrument 445 should lapse or be continued after September.
SWU Blog: Almost 900,000 public sector workers to get pay rise, but not social workers
Blog by John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union (SWU)
Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Implementation Delay
Statement from the British Association of Social Workers
Pay uplift for social workers still unclear after public sector pay announcement
Today Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above inflation pay rise.
SWU Social work campaign hits the airwaves
Blog by John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union (SWU)
Scottish Parliament Committee launches inquiry into impact of covid-19 on human rights
The Equalities and Human Rights Committee have launched an inquiry into how Covid-19 has disproportionately affected the human rights of certain groups and individuals.
BASW increases support for social workers overseas in fight against Covid
An update on BASW's International Development Fund (IDF)...
BASW Vodcast with new co-editors of the British Journal of Social Work (BJSW)
BASW CEO Ruth Allen is joined by Professor Vasilios Loakimidis and Dr. Reima Ana Maglajlic
As we start to experience a gradual opening up of lockdown, it is timely to update you on BASW services.
An update from BASW Chair, Gerry Nosowska
Social work associations across the world took part in the first ever online general meeting of the International Federation of Social Workers.
BASW Chair Gerry Nosowska gives a round-up of the IFSW Global Meeting 11-13 July 2020
IFSW honours Margaret Humphreys with award
BASW is delighted that the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) honoured Margaret Humphreys CBE for her life-long service to international social work with its Andrew Mouravieff-Apostol...
BASW vodcast: Steve Appleton, Regional Lead for Europe at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)
Steve Appleton joins BASW CEO Ruth Allen for our latest Vodcast
Blog by John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union, on the launch of SWU's 6 Point Action Plan
Recent findings from the Social Workers Union members’ survey highlight that the social work system faces collapse as they expect a massive increase in referrals to social services as lockdown...
Congratulations to all the social work students that have graduated this year!
BASW Cymru is incredibly proud to welcome the newest cohort of qualified social workers to the ranks of the profession in Wales.
BASW Cymru raises concerns with Swansea University regarding the proposed cut in staffing to their Social Work Programme.
Read BASW Cymru's National Director, Allison Hulmes' full letter to Swansea University raising members' concerns to the proposed cut in staffing to the BSc and MSc Social Work...
SWU: Social Work’s Six-Point Urgent Action Plan
The UK’s social work system faces collapse as a third of social workers look to leave the profession, according to data collated by the Social Workers Union (SWU).  A survey of SWU members found...
The Social Workers Union (SWU) responds to the budget
SWU's response as it prepares to launch six point plan for action...
BASW’s initial comment on the Summer Economic Statement
BASW sets out initial views on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer economic statement
National co-production week
As part of national Co-production week check out the latest resources from BASW and our partners the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Help us tackle homelessness
Share your views and expertise and play you part in eradicating homelessness across Scotland.
Caldicott Principles: a consultation about revising, expanding and upholding the principles
BASW England asks members for feedback on proposed changes to good practice principles which are applied to the use of confidential information
BASW Cymru is piloting the Social Workers Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit in the Swansea Council Child and Family Services
BASW Cymru is really pleased to announce that we will be piloting the Social Workers Working Conditions and Wellbeing Toolkit in the Swansea Council Child and Family Services.