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.
BASW vlog update: BASW 50
The first vlog in July with BASW CEO Ruth Allen discussing BASW’s 50th birthday celebrations and IFSW's upcoming International Conference...
Refugee rights must be protected
BASW supports cross-party amendments to maintain the full rights of individuals under Dublin III regulation.
PM must prioritise children as much as health and economy
Plea from over 150 organisations including Social Workers Union
Social Graces: A practical tool to address inequality
On January 1st 2020, if you had asked the average social worker whether they operated in a fair and just society, the resounding answer would have been ‘no’.
Social Graces: A Practical Tool to Shine practical tool to address inequality
The social graces tool is by no means the magic answer to redressing inequality. An effort of that magnitude will take decades to achieve. But it is a dynamic tool which can be used in any setting
Cardiff University student amongst winners of recent Social Worker Union competition!
The Social Workers Union (SWU) has announced the winners of their World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition.
BASW blog: Social work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
In June every year we celebrate Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Month and I was recently thinking about my second-year placement during my social work training where I was placed with the Educational...
Social Workers Union (SWU) is delighted to announce the winners of their recent World Social Work Day Essay Assignment Competition.
#StarsInMemory – Connected by Care – United by Loss
BASW England backs campaign for those who have experienced loss and bereavement to connect, as ONS data reveals 21 social workers have sadly died due to Covid-19 between 9 March and 25 May 2020 in...
GRAVE CONCERN ABOUT HONG KONG COURT JUDGMENT
DEMAND FOR PROTECTION OF SOCIAL WORKERS WHEN PERFORMING HUMANITARIAN DUTIES
BASW writes to the Royal family to call for the KCMG medal which has clearly distressing racist imagery on it to be changed
We are asking for the award to be changed and for new icons, that better represent the true spirit of equality and justice, to be embraced.
Social Workers Express Deep Concern at the Resignation of RQIA Board
BASW NI is deeply concerned at the resignation of the RQIA Board & welcomes an independent review into the mass resignations.
HEI adapt BASW Covid chart for students
The Higher Education Institutes (HEI) covering Scottish Universities and Colleges have adapted BASW’s Covid chart to suit its students
BASW statement following sudden death of Dave Hill
It is with sadness that BASW learns of the untimely death of Dave Hill CBE, Executive Director of Children, Lifelong Learning and Culture at Surrey County Council.
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’