BASW Cymru welcomes the introduction of the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill
BASW Cymru welcomes the introduction of the Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill by Vaughan Gethin AM, Minister for Health and Social Services.
BASW England writes open letter on Adult Social Care
BASW England’s Adults Policy, Practice and Education Group has written an open letter to the Secretary of State and to all leadership contenders for the Conservative Party.
Tay Jiva awarded an MBE
Tay Jiva (BASW England Ambassador) has received an MBE award for her contribution to children’s services
BASW and SCIE survey on digital capabilities in social work
Take the survey now What is this survey about? Social workers in the UK use digital technologies and resources every day. But little is known about their overall experiences, knowledge, concerns and...
SASW statement on Care Inspectorate report into learning from Significant Case Reviews
Read our statement on the Care Inspectorate report, "Learning from significant case reviews - March 2015 to April 2018", which found that some agencies in Scotland didn't respond...
"It was an honour and a privilege to work with such courageous people"
Calum Glasgow reflects on the relationships he built on a placement that led him to winning Student Social Worker of the Year at the 12th Annual SASW Awards.
Chair's blog: What has BASW Council ever done for us?
BASW Chair, Gerry Nosowska, discusses the latest Council meetings
Gypsy, Roma Traveller History Month
Every June, the gypsy and traveller communities around the United Kingdom come together to celebrate the culturally diverse and sadly much misrepresented Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people, for Gypsy,...
SASW gives evidence at Scottish Parliament committee on the workplace parking levy
SASW National Director Alistair Brown gave evidence at the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the impact of the workplace parking levy on social workers and the people they work with.
The NHS must recognise and embed the vital role of social work in the development of the People Plan
BASW England response to the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan
"I was incredibly humbled, honoured and emotional at receiving the nomination"
Read the blog from Sarah McCulloch, nominee for Practice Teacher of the Year at the 12th Annual SASW Awards
BASW urges members to complete inquiry on Adult Social Care
With the green paper on adult social care continuing to be delayed, and with Brexit confounded matters further, this new inquiry into the future of social care couldn’t be better timed.
Allison Hulmes looks to engage membership in new role
Allison Hulmes, BASW Cymru National Director for Wales, has been in post since the 1st March, replacing Robin Moulster who held the role for over seven years.
Imam Sis hunger strike successful
Imam Sis, the Newport based Kurdish activist, has completed a successful hunger strike after his struggles echoed all of the way to Parliament, directly influencing the Turkish government to allow...
BASW response to serious youth violence consultation
BASW England has submitted its response to the Home Office’s current consultation on serious youth violence
BASW open day unveils our new HQ and members area
This week, BASW welcomed guests, visitors and members to an open day that showcased our HQ and refurbished courtyard, as well as a new members area for meetings and networking.
BASW responds to Children’s Commissioner’s report
BASW has responded to this week’s publication from the Children’s Commissioner for England – ‘Far less than they deserve: Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health...
SASW welcomes new National Director
Alistair Brown to take over the post of National Director of the Scotland Office as Trisha Hall retires after almost 6 years.
BASW responds to LeDeR annual report
BASW has responded to this week’s publication of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme’s 2018 annual report, which indicate ongoing concerns about the premature deaths of...
BASW responds to UN report on UK poverty
BASW has responded to the publication this week of a report on poverty in the UK that was commissioned by the UN.
BASW responds to Panorama investigation
Last night’s Panorama expose of violent and abusive practices by staff on adults with learning difficulties and autistic adults at Whorlton Hall in County Durham was shocking and horrific.
Westminster view: BASW on European elections
BASW urges everyone who can to exercise their most basic democratic right on Thursday 23rd May and to help those who might struggle to access polling stations or party literature.
A survey on funding for children's services
Your responses will help continue to make that case for additional funding in services that help some of the most vulnerable children and young people across the England.
SASW statement on Troon murder victim Significant Case Review outcome
SASW statement on the outcome of the Significant Case Review into the murder of a woman in South Ayrshire.
Call for Evidence APPG for Social Work: to help shape the new Mental Health Act
BASW is calling on social workers – members and non-members – to help shape the new Mental Health Act.
BASW sends condolences to Sri Lanka colleagues
BASW has responded to the tragic attacks in Sri Lanka by offering our condolences to the Sri Lanka Association of Professional Social Workers (SLAPSW).
SASW statement on West Dunbartonshire social work "crisis"
Read our statement on concerns raised by social workers in West Dunbartonshire council.
BASW Chair blog: Gerry Nosowska
It’s been a titanic month celebrating World Social Work Day, now we look ahead to the BASW AGM
BASW Cymru marches to support Kurdish strikers
BASW Cymru National Director Allison Hulmes, joined hundreds of marchers in Cardiff yesterday, in support of the Kurdish strikers world-wide, and Imam Sis in particular.
BASW England’s 80-20 Campaign conference review
On Thursday 4th April, in Birmingham, BASW England held its first conference for its 80:20 Campaign, in partnership with the University of Sussex.
Have your say: Home Office consultation on serious violence
The Home Office have launched a consultation on serious youth violence to ensure public bodies, including social services, raise concerns about children at risk of becoming involved in serious youth...
BASW Cymru social work awards 2019
BASW Cymru’s 9th Social Work Awards were held on the 20th March at the Iconic Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. The awards were sponsored by Leanne Wood, AM for the Rhondda and was attended by...
BASW England and the BISWG launch revised practice guidance for social workers
BASW England and the Brain Injury Social Workers Group (BISWG) are delighted to jointly launch revised practice guidance for social workers titled ‘Understanding People Affected by Brain Injury’.
BASW survey on government consultation on training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism
The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism – this...
Social workers across borders join together
The event theme ‘Social work professionalism: Promoting values and empowering identity’ set out and explored the shared commitments between the two social work professional organisations – The Irish...
"Life-changing" social workers honoured at national ceremony
The awards ceremony took place on World Social Work Day (19th March) at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh. Speakers included Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd, MSP, who commended the “...
BASW’s World Social Work Day 2019 celebration
Over 100 social workers, academics and service users attended BASW’s celebratory event to mark World Social Work Day in London yesterday, as keynote speakers explored the official theme of ‘human...
Relationships – the power of kindness, humanity and love
As an international federation of social workers we want to make the world a better place, and as such we never forget that stories of change belong to ordinary people who have faced unimaginable...
Relationship-based social work – for World Social Work Day 2019
BASW exists to strengthen social work, support social workers and promote social justice.
Westminster plays host to award-winning social workers
Social Worker of the Year 2018 winners rubbed shoulders with ministers and sector organisations – including BASW – at a celebratory reception
BASW responds to Spring Statement 2019
Today, Phillip Hammond presented an economic forecast which said the UK had taken another step on the road to ending austerity. The British Association of Social Workers asks: ‘just how long is this...
Awards countdown celebrates shortlisted nominations
SASW shares more about the nominees shortlisted for the 12th Annual SASW Social Work Awards on World Social Work Day 2019.
Practice Educator Practice Standards (PEPs) Consultation Survey
BASW has taken ownership of the Practice Educator Practice Standards (PEPS) and we are committed to promoting high standards of professional practice and practice education that is owned across the...
BASW to march in anti-racism demonstration
On Saturday 16 March, cities across the world from Warsaw to Washington DC will march together against racism – and BASW and Social Workers Union (SWU) will be involved too.
BASW England’s Doing the Best Together review
Last week, BASW England held a day long conference at the Greenwood Centre in Camden, London to ensure the voices of adults with learning disabilities were heard to inform our development of the...
SWU offering £500 in student essay competition
The Social Workers Union (SWU) have announced the theme for their annual World Social Work Day student essay competition.
Ruth Allen speaks to MPs on state of children’s services
On Monday, the Housing, communities and local government committee held a meeting in Westminster met to discuss the pressures on local authorities’ children’s services.
Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on rules and standards
Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on: - Professional standards Qualifying education and training standards Education and training rules Registration rules...
Social workers support call for independent review of Brexit health and social care impacts
The British Association of Social Workers Northern Ireland (BASW NI) has joined a UK-wide coalition of over one hundred organisations backing draft legislation that would require an independent...
BASW speaks to MPs in SEND inquiry
BASW calls for relationship based, co-production at ministerial meeting discussing recent reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
The Adoption Enquiry – A year on
A year since it launched, The role of the social worker in adoption – ethics and human rights: An Enquiry, a podcast to discuss its impact and ongoing relevance was held this week by BASW.
SASW calls on Scottish Government to exempt social workers from workplace parking levy
SASW has written to Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, urging the Scottish Government to exempt social workers from the parking tax.
New Government inquiry calls for evidence
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have launched an inquiry into local authority children's services and want to hear from professionals within the sector...
BASW Cymru blog: A brand new PPEG
Today saw the inaugural meeting of our Social Work Law in Wales - Policy Practice and Education Group. Our primary objectives are; to be a resource to members and the wider social work profession in...
Social Work England to host consultation events
Social Work England is urging social workers to provide input at a series of events, organised as part of a ten-week consultation period to inform the new regulator’s governance.
BASW NI launches research on social work during The Troubles
The culmination of a two-year study conducted by an international team of academics, Voices of Social Work Through The Troubles, gives a platform to social workers as they recount putting their...
SWU offering free self-defence courses
As the final stage of its roll-out for the new business product Streetwise365, the Social Workers Union (SWU) will be running a limited number of free half personal safety training days at various...
BASW welcomes new IFSW European VP
BASW welcomes the news that John Brennan has been elected the new European Vice President of the International Federation of Social Workers.