Social workers could not have foreseen Shannon Matthews kidnap
BASW has welcomed a report that says social workers could not have anticipated Shannon Matthews’s abduction or her mother’s involvement in it.
World Conference launch for human rights website
A new website offering social workers practical advice on human rights has been launched by two leading global social work organisations.
Social workers “have nothing to fear” from serious case review publications
BASW issued a firm welcome to a UK government plan to publish serious case reviews in full, with identifying details removed.
Funding to improve social work confirmed for 2010/11
The £23 million local social work improvement fund will be available to local authority children’s services in 2010-11, the new Department for Education has confirmed in a written parliamentary...
World’s poor forced to pay for bank bail-outs
The poor and vulnerable are being forced to bear the costs of bailing out the banks, International Federation of Social Workers president David Jones told the World Conference on Social Work in Hong...
Social worker removed for accessing pornography at work
A social worker has been removed from the social care register for frequently accessing pornography at work during his time employed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London.
UN lauds social work’s global influence
A top United Nations official has called on social workers to collaborate with the UN on achieving the millennium development goals to cut world poverty.
Surge in child protection referrals set to continue
Local authorities could see an increase of more than a third in the number of children going into the care system in 2011-2012 based on predictions from recent increases in child protection referrals...
BASW welcomes plan to free social workers from bureaucracy
A new review of child protection work promises to cut down on the paperwork confronting social workers in their jobs.