What We Stand For: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
BASW CEO Ruth Allen introduces our vision for EDI and anti-racism and outlines the values that underpin this vital work.
EDI and anti-racism in social work: From words to actions
BASW Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead Officer, Narinder Sidhu, reflects on our EDI work so far.
This Week in Westminster: Friday 20 August
Kerri Prince, Public and Political Affairs Lead, provides an update from Westminster after Parliament was recalled this week.
Statement on student bursaries - BASW England Student & NQSW Group
Social work students continue to suffer the consequences of a system rooted in inequality
BASW CEO Blog: 'The future of social work in integrated health services - now is the time to make your voice heard'
BASW will amplify and advocate for your views, values and concerns so – get involved!
SWU challenges the TUC’s decision to deny membership
Representatives from SWU and BASW comment on the TUC's decision to deny SWU membership...
Review of Children's Social Care 'Case for Change' report: BASW England response
Our response to 'Case for Change' is now available to read and download...
SWU Blog: Motions for the Social Workers Union 2021 Annual General Meeting
This blog outlines the four SWU Motions for the 2021 AGM, followed by a message from SWU General Secretary John McGowan to all SWU members.
BASW England responds to the Inadequate CQC ratings at health and care settings for adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults in England
BASW England condemns the abuse of autistic adults and those with learning disabilities in all forms including unsafe environments, neglect and inhuman and degrading treatment. We are committed to...
Scottish Association of Social Work and Social Workers Union respond to call for views on end Conversion Therapy Petition
Read SASW and SWU's joint response to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee call for views on ending conversion therapy...
Help to shape social work in the future – and gain valuable CPD hours.
We are looking for social workers who work with children and families to take part in a research study on the introduction and role of AI in social work.
Sustainability and climate justice: a planet for people today and tomorrow
What we stand for 2021: AGM 15/09/21
BASW Council Election – Chair of BASW international committee
BASW CEO Ruth Allen is joined by four members nominated for the chair of BASW International Committee
Carers Wales' Guide to caring for the Armed Forces veteran community
Careers Wales have published their Where to get help: A guide to caring for the Armed Forces veteran community - please click to download your copy in English and Welsh. This guide is for Armed...
Race Equality Action Plan - Consultation Response from BASW Cymru
Click here to download the BASW Cymru Race Equality Action Plan Consultation Response This submission was co-produced with our members and the BASW Cymru anti-racist social workgroup’ so includes the...
BASW & SWU response to attack on social worker
BASW and SWU are appalled at the shocking news that a social worker has been stabbed on the evening of Friday 6th August, while conducting a welfare check on a child
SWU and SASW further develop SWU Union Contact programme for Scotland
The Social Workers Union (SWU) is pleased to be in collaboration with the Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW) to make further links with SWU Union Contacts in Scotland and to strengthen the...
SWU and Campaign Collective to support member led campaigns
SWU is establishing a ‘campaign’ fund for our members to call on to ensure campaigns throughout 2021/22 can be responsive to changing priorities, quick to deliver and high impact.
Have your say on Health Education England Call for Evidence
Share your vision for social work over the next 15 years
Blog: Roma Holocaust Memorial Day - Remembering Victims of the Porrajmos
BASW and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association are proud to support Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.
BASW and SWU join calls to protect the rights of unaccompanied children in Kent
Over 65 organisations that promote and protect the rights of children have written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.
BJSW Editor’s Choice Video Podcast
BJSW focuses on participation, power and knowledge creation in social work learning, doing, and research.
BASW England Health and Care Bill briefing
BASW England is consulting with members on the proposals within the Health and Care Bill and the implications for social work. The Health and Care Bill was debated for the first time in Parliament on...
British Association of Social Workers responds to inquiry into historic Lambeth child abuse
Statement by Dr Ruth Allen, BASW CEO and Maris Stratulis, BASW England National Director.
Research funding opportunities for social workers in England
A range of research and funding opportunities are available from Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
BASW England Statement on ‘Anti-Racism, Anti- Discrimination & Anti-Oppression in Social Work’
This BASW England position statement has been formulated based on the feedback of members, social work academics, practitioners, managers, and students.
BASW releases statements on EDI and Anti-Racism
These important statements are part of our commitment to ensuring social work is an inclusive profession that stands for a fairer, more equitable society – and challenges social injustice in all...
BASW / SWU service update
BASW services will be closed for a short period at the end of July / early August 2021
A warm welcome for new appointments to BASW Council
Members have elected two new Directors and a Treasurer.
Be at the heart of exciting new social work research with service users – and gain valuable CPD hours
Adult social workers encouraged to take part in new research study on the use of digital technologies with Disabled service users.
Black and minoritised ethnic social workers continue to experience racism at work, a report from the Scottish Association of Social Work finds
Read our press release on the launch of our report, "Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot"...
Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot
Read SASW's report exploring racism in the social work profession in Scotland...
SWU Blog: Stand Up Against Racism
The Social Workers Union has written to the new General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association in solidarity with the three England players who have been facing a torrent of racist...
SWU Blog: Shout Out UK workshop brings SWU to Year 10 students in Birmingham
This SWU funded workshop was a brilliant opportunity to engage over 100 young people with political literacy.
Ruth Allen, BASW CEO and Gerry Nosowska, BASW chair share concerns for this stage of the pandemic
‘Social workers’ ethical response to Covid has gone far beyond the letter of the law and as a profession we need to continue acting on professional evidence and principles to promote the wellbeing of...
BASW Council Election – vote now
Vote to elect a new Director of BASW Council and view BASW AGM motions
BASW Blog: 'Deaf Survivors of Domestic Abuse – Are we Listening?'
Rebekah Pierre, BASW England Professional Officer, reflects on how social workers can better support deaf people who experience domestic abuse.
This week in Westminster - Friday 16 July 2021
Kerri Prince, BASW UK’s Public and Political Affairs Lead provides an update
BASW England policy response: Health and Social Care Bill
BASW England is consulting with members on the proposals within the Health and Care Bill and the implications for social work.
Health and Social Care Bill – Hospital Discharge proposals: BASW England response
The proposals must give people the opportunity to be listened to, heard, and involved in making decisions about their care and treatment.
BASW response to the ADASS Spring Report
Report adds further urgency to calls for reform of social care.
Government set to push ahead with £20 cut to Universal Credit: BASW response
We are using our voice and influence to highlight why the cut would be detrimental to children, families and people across the country.
Winterbourne View: 10 years on
BASW England is strongly advocating for social care that is properly resourced and funded to be able to deliver the high-quality support and housing that is needed in the community.
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Social Work Association responds to Independent Review of Children's Social Care 'Case for Change' report
The report does not present a sufficiently detailed historical legal and political summary of child protection policy or practice - nor does it incorporate the intersectional impact of...
BASW Blog: 'Why the wheel cannot stop turning'
Allison Hulmes, BASW Cymru National Director, on the Drive2Survive campaign and why social workers must oppose anti-GRT proposals in the Police Bill
BJSW Editor’s Choice Video Podcast
Dr Reima Ana Maglajlic, editor of the British Journal of Social Work (BJSW) introduces the BJSW (51 / 5) Special Issue on Disasters and Pandemics
This Week in Westminster - Friday 9 July 2021
Kerri Prince, BASW UK’s Public and Political Affairs Lead provides an update
Celebrating Social Work: BASW UK Celebration and Annual General Meeting
** Save the date - 15th September 2022 **
BASW UK position statement on Social Work with Trans People
BASW recognises and stands in active opposition to the stigma, oppression, stereotyping and abuse that many trans people experience.
Remuneration Campaign -People with Lived Experience
A new campaign - led by the Austerity Action Group - wants to hear research/involvement experiences in a new survey.
BASW response to the NHS being awarded the George Cross
It is absolutely right that the NHS receives recognition for the incredible work during the pandemic. However, there will be many equally dedicated and courageous workers in social care – who often...
BASW/SWU ‘Assaults on social workers’ petition: An update for members
Together, BASW and SWU will continue to campaign for social worker safety in the workplace.
BASW briefs policymakers on anti-GRT proposals ahead of next stage of Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Members of the GRT community have the right not to be harassed and discriminated against on the basis of their ethnic identity and way of life.
Talk to SWU: workplace issues webinar on 7 July 2021
All UK social workers are invited to attend and talk directly to SWU about any workplace issues they are experiencing. This session is free to attend and the webinar is set up so that questions can...
BASW England: IRCSC 'Case for Change' Survey
The Independent Review of Children's Social Care (IRCSC) has recently released its 'Case for Change' report. BASW England is seeking feedback from members on the document to help...
Reflections on the lack of self-care in social workers
Karin Heber, Professional Officer at SASW shares her reflections on why social workers don't practice what they preach when it comes to self-care...
BASW writes to new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Maris Stratulis, BASW England National Director, and Dr Ruth Allen, BASW CEO, write to Sajid Javid MP.
Bans on eviction enforcement - an update for social workers
During the pandemic, the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments all placed limits on enforcement of evictions in recognition of the number of people who were struggling with the financial consequences of...
SWU joins Future Social Care Coalition Group
SWU’s status as a member of the FSCA enables the collective voice of its members to be heard at a key moment, and possibly a pivotal time in the history of social care.