Scotland presses on as Vetting & Barring Scheme is put on hold
The UK government’s decision to place the planned Vetting & Barring Scheme (VBS) on hold for England, Northern Ireland and Wales has been swiftly followed by confirmation that a similar...
Scotland sees rise in social workers
Social work numbers in Scotland increased by 3% last year, according to Scottish Government statistics published late last month.
Pay freeze raises doubts over career structure plans
Serious concerns have been raised about plans to strengthen social work following the announcement of draconian cuts to the public sector in the budget earlier this week.
Minister offers funding commitment to BASW leaders
The children’s minister Tim Loughton has told BASW he will press the Treasury to fund existing child protection services and any measures to emerge from Professor Eileen Munro’s review of child...
BASW expresses grave concerns at spending cuts
BASW has responded to the UK coalition government’s first budget by issuing a stark warning that cuts which fail to protect social work services will put the lives of vulnerable children and adults...
Welsh social work student removed from register
A social work student who was convicted of a string of frauds totalling more than £70,000 has been removed from the social care register.
College of Social Work Interim Board and consultation events
The Interim Board of the College of Social Work is looking for ten volunteers to lead the initial development of a college and BASW is keen to ensure that independent members are involved in order to...
World social work agenda agreed in Hong Kong
Plans to give social work a global political voice have taken another step forward with agreement on proposals for an agenda to tackle deepening economic and social crises across the world.
Rise in social work undergraduates in Scotland
New figures show a marked upturn in students joining social work degree courses in Scotland, according to the Scottish Social Services Council.