Become a member of BASW and receive valuable support and resources you need as a social work professional.
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.
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.
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.
Sign our Code of Ethics and use MBASW after your name
We champion social work. Join one of our member committees, groups and networks to shape policies. Support and influence our campaigns.
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)