Derby social workers lose battle to keep allowances
Social workers in Derby have lost their battle with the city council to keep allowances for the use of private cars, with Unison agreeing to call a halt to industrial action.
Social services white paper for Wales
The deputy minister for social services in Wales has announced plans to publish a white paper on social services next year.
BASW gives broad welcome to Munro Review panel
A broad welcome has been given by BASW to the announcement of a diverse membership for the Munro Review panel on the future of child protection.
Stable care system can cut public spending
Fewer transitions and more stability for children in the care system could save children’s services more than £32,000 per child per year as well as ensuring better emotional stability for the child,...
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...