Become a member of BASW and receive valuable support and resources you need as a social work professional.

Protect yourself

Insurance cover

Our membership packages include insurance cover tailored to your social work role and experience level.

General membership subscription includes £5 million professional indemnity insurance. Public liability insurance is included in the Independent Plus package designed for self-employed social work professionals. Find out more about membership types.

Employment troubles

Our members face a range of employment issues, from discrimination and misconduct allegations to accessing training and employment tribunals. We advise over 1,000 members every year and receive at least 50 calls a day. Our team of qualified social workers understand the issues you face and are able to advise and represent you at regulatory councils.

Opt in to the Social Workers’ Union from £1.66 per month (83p per month for students) for employment representation at internal hearings (subject to eligibility).

Develop your career

Supporting your re-register with care council, learn about the latest social work practice through online articles and journals (and log for your CPD). Be listed as a specialist in our directory to acquire business as an Independent member.

Stay up-to-date

Professional Social Work (PSW) Magazine - the UK’s only printed social work magazine - delivered free to your door 10 times a year. Become a member and read all the latest sector news, analysis comment and features.

Be recognised

Sign our Code of Ethics and use MBASW after your name

Take action

We champion social work. Join one of our member committees, groups and networks to shape policies. Support and influence our campaigns.

Member savings

Save on subscriptions

Up to 75% off subscriptions to The British Journal of Social Work and Practice Social Work in Action

Cash back and savings on High Street spending

The BASW Benefits Scheme offers discount shopping deals at major retailers and brands as well as savings on online skills courses.

  • 30% off books and events - visit the BASW Shop
  • Claim tax relief on your BASW membership - save up to £48 a year

You can claim up to four years’ subscription fees. Find out more on the HM Revenue & Customs website. If you make a claim using SRS Ltd’s service, the company will pay £10 to the Social Workers’ Benevolent Trust.

Parental leave reductions

33% off your basic fee during parental leave for ‘working’ members (contact us when you’re due to go on leave)