HCPC deadline extended as thousands fail to register
HCPC has extended the deadline for social workers in England to register after revealing 21,000 have yet to do so.
NIASW's December PSW blog
It has been an exciting month at NIASW as we launched our survey, Social Work Not Paperwork – Cutting Bureaucracy in Childcare Social Work. You can read more about this below and on page 06. Many...
BASW: Protect children from ‘currency of sex’
Responding to the publication of the findings of a nationwide Inquiry by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, BASW has called on society to stop tolerating the promotion of sexualised images of...
BASW highlights damaging 'draconian' culture as Doncaster receives critical report
Concerns such as those highlighted today over failing children’s services at Doncaster will remain unless bureaucracy is reduced and cuts reversed to allow social workers to do their job, warned BASW...
Gove right not to blame individuals or care system but removing more children from home is no panacea
Commenting on a speech on child protection given by Education Secretary Michael Gove MP at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) that advocated an expansion in the care system, with more...
BLOG: Frontline scheme is no laughing matter
Andrew Ellery, Social Worker and BASW member, assesses the Frontline scheme.
BLOG: Lessons from Savile in resisting organised sexual exploitation
Blog by Ruth Stark, manager of the Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW), on what have we learnt about organised sexual abuse, repeat offenders and the long term effects of the offending on...
HCPC urges social workers to set up direct debits by 19 November
The latest details on the Health and Care Professions Council's (HCPC) campaign to ensure social workers in England renew their registration and don't lose their right to practise as a social worker.
BASW: Profiteering private firms won’t save under-funded LA social services
BASW has hit out at Sandwell Council’s decision to award a £1.5m 30-month contract to management consultancy firm iMPOWER to run its children’s services.