Building Relationships at Christmas
Toyin Odenugba shares her reflections on the importance of building relationships with the people you work with as a social worker working in adult services
A Christmas Message from SASW
National Director, Alison Bavidge and Chair, Jude Currie, share a Christmas Message to SASW members
BASW England joins calls for people with learning disabilities to be given vaccine priority status
Government needs to recognise a range of different needs, not just clinical ones
Winter solstice message from Alison Bavidge
On winter solstice 2020, National Director Alison Bavidge shares a message of reflection and hope for 'warmer times'...
Reflections from a Mental Health Officer
Our Committee Member and Mental Health Officer, Ian Jeffries, reflects on how his work has changed since Covid-19
BASW Blog: Deaf Awareness in Child Protection Social Work
Deaf awareness training is not mandatory in social work practice - which begs the question, how can we inspire change if we are not listening?
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week in our last Weekly Roundup of 2020
Short term funding is not the answer to reducing the unpaid work backlog, says Scottish Association of Social Work
Read our statement on the Scottish Government allocation of additional funding to assist the backlog of undelivered unpaid work.
BASW England launch 'Impact of Covid-19 on AMHP survey'
New research commissioned by BASW England and the Department of Health and Social Care reveals a significant increase in people accessing mental health services during the first lockdown
BASW supports pledge to increase access to higher education for students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
The pledge consists of a firm commitment by a university, college or educational institution to undertake steps to support GTRSB students into and within higher education.
BASW in Westminster - Brexit: Are we facing a no-deal?
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead for BASW, analyses what a 'no deal' Brexit would mean for social work and the wider country...
SASW Events Coordinator Lisa Urquhart shares more about the team 'reverse advent calendar' for local foodbanks across Scotland...
BASW Blog: Social Work without the ‘Social’
I think, in the years following the pandemic, there will be an increase in mental health problems and an increase in PTSD given the experiences and heartbreak so many people have faced and are facing
Christmas as a Children & Families Social Worker
Our Professional Officer, Karin Heber, shares what its like working as a child and family social worker over the festive period.
Covid-19 vaccination programme: a statement from BASW
There are ongoing discussions about who should be prioritised for vaccination. This is a fast-moving situation and BASW is an active player in these discussions.
BASW Chair discusses impact of Covid-19 on children and families at the Westminster Education Forum
Gerry Nosowska joined a panel of experts to speak at the Westminster Education Forum last week.
#TestAccessRights campaign: BASW Cymru responds to written statement on Covid-19 testing for health and care workers
Health and care professionals in Wales - including social workers - will have access to lateral flow tests (LFTs)
Social Workers Union (SWU) to support NCB and #GiveUsAChancellor campaign
Children, young people and parents who participated in the #GiveUsAChancellor campaign will be presenting to APPG for Children next week.
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week.
Social Workers call for alternative approach to use of physical restraint in schools
BASW NI has briefed the Northern Ireland Assembly Education Committee calling for up-to-date guidance aimed at minimising the use of restraint and preventing the use of seclusion for children with...
BASW in Westminster: What’s going on with Brexit?
Boris Johnson is today heading over to Brussels for a meeting with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, to see if a deal can be done as we head towards a no-deal Brexit.
BASW England response to ‘Feeling Heard’ report
Cross-party pledges must be made to prioritise investment in children’s social care, social work recruitment, and preventative mental health services
BASW Blog: I haven't visited a care home since February
As a community-based Social Worker for Adult Social Care, I normally visit residential care homes on a regular basis. That changed in February this year when the fears around COVID-19 grew and the...
People's Assembly Wales are launching a Senedd petition this month demanding nutritious, free school meals for every state school pupil in Wales.
People's Assembly Wales are launching a Senedd petition this month demanding nutritious, free school meals for every state school pupil in Wales. The campaign is inspired by Finland which has had...
*Watch* Black & Ethnic Minority Professionals Symposium (BPS): SMASHING the Glass Ceiling - Employment Skills Event
An informal training event on employment skills for aspiring black, ethnic minority professionals (and students) in social work, social care and allied professions, in partnership with Perrett Laver
Updates on Covid 19 practice and health and safety guidance for social work
A message from BASW CEO Ruth Allen on social work Covid 19 practice and health and safety guidance
This Week in Westminster - Friday 4 December
Whilst there is great news about the vaccine, the fallout from COVID-19 will still continue and we must be prepared to use our collective voice to speak up about the direction we want this country to...
SASW Team Weekly Roundup
Find out what the team in Scotland have been doing on behalf of members this week
“Inspirational” Glasgow mental health social worker wins top award for years of dedicated service
Recently retired Colin Fraser won this year's Mental Health Officer of the Year Award at our annual MHO Conference...
#TestAccessRights - Contact your MP
BASW has created a simple step-by-step guide for members who would like to support the campaign by contacting their local MP.
BASW in Westminster: SNP Conference 2020
The major announcement from the conference was that all health and care workers in Scotland are to be given a £500 payment in reward for their work during the pandemic.
World Social Work Day 2021
Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness
Watch the vodcast: "A story of hope and humanity" World Aids Day 2020
In this video, social worker Heidi Henderson, talks of hope and humanity and discusses her journey in social work which began in South Africa.
This Week in Westminster
This week was particularly busy as the outcome of the Spending Review was announced by the Chancellor on Wednesday, which spurred many organisations and politicians across the country into...
BASW England responds to ADASS report on Covid response
BASW England welcomes the candid analysis in ADASS' recently released report Themes and Learning from ADASS Members on the Local Response to COVID-19 in Spring and Early Summer 2020...
Relationship-based Practice Week: Resources - 30/11/2020 - 4/12/2020
Find all of the links and resources mentioned during the BASW England Relationship-based Practice Week Events
‘Thank You Social Workers’ event
BASW England supported major event in the social work calendar to celebrate the unique contribution and diversity of the social work community.