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Care Act helping but cuts and lack of resources limiting true potential, BASW survey finds

A survey by BASW England’s Adults Policy, Practice and Education Group found the Act was helping to improve practice and make safeguarding personal. But social workers said their ability to enhance people’s wellbeing and achieve the goal of preventing, reducing or delaying need for care and support was limited by lack of resource.

19th October 2016

SASW pledges support to care system review

SASW has pledged to support the “root and branch” review of Scotland’s care system announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the weekend.

18th October 2016

BASW: NAO report shows “pressing need” for national improvement strategy

As a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) analysis details an “unsatisfactory and inconsistent” picture of the quality of children’s social work across the country, BASW Chief Executive Dr Ruth Allen said there is a “pressing need” for a strategy to enable improvement across all local authorities.

12th October 2016

SASW seeks members’ views on registration fee hike

SASW is seeking members’ views on proposed changes to fees paid by registrants of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

3rd October 2016

SASW calls for “informed debate” to address challenges raised by Accounts Commission

SASW calls for “informed debate” to address challenges raised by Accounts Commission

22nd September 2016

SWU: Need to ‘protect the protectors’ greater than ever

The rapid growth of the UK’s only dedicated union for social workers shows the increasing need for protection in the workplace, says John McGowan, General Secretary of the Social Workers Union (SWU).

22nd September 2016

Adoption Enquiry calls for evidence - extended deadline

BASW is calling for evidence from young people who have been adopted, parents, social workers, managers, family justice professionals, policymakers and academics to underpin a year-long research study on the role of the social worker in adoption.

19th September 2016

Social work essential in preventing mental health crises say MPs

Social workers play a vital role in preventing mental health crises and should be given more scope to practice their skills, an inquiry into mental health services in England has found.

14th September 2016

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