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BLOG: BASW elections – Vice Chair Maggie Mellon reflects on her time in office

BASW elections – Vice Chair Maggie Mellon reflects on her time in office

13th February 2016

Six days left to become a social work leader - BASW council elections

champion the profession in these challenging times and we need lead members who reflect the breadth and diversity of our great profession. We are seeking nominations for the positions of BASW UK Chair, BASW UK Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance and Human Resources Committee, as well as additional members on BASW Council.

12th February 2016

NIASW: Health & Social Care reform agenda set to fail without social work voice

NIASW (Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers) is warning that the lack of social work representation in the debate on the future delivery of Health and Social Care services is setting the reform agenda up to fail.

5th February 2016

IFSW Statement from The Solidarity Symposium on Social Work and Austerity

The International Federation of Social Workers bought together country representatives from Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Spain and UK to create links between the social workers in the austerity affected countries for shared learning, support, solidarity and joint action.

4th February 2016

PSW: Summit voices

28th January 2016

PSW magazine survey highlights poor working conditions for social workers

Nearly two thirds of social workers who responded to a survey in PSW (Professional Social Work) magazine say their office is unfit for purpose.

18th December 2015

BLOG: Integration with health will not be the answer to the social care funding crisis

BASW Professional Officer Joe Godden assesses how the Care Act is working in practice.

17th December 2015

BLOG: #JusticeforLB campaign represents the many, not the few

BASW Professional Officer Joe Godden says the #JusticeforLB campaign has given a voice to adults with learning disabilities.

17th December 2015

BASW: Social workers should allow parents to record conversations

As family court transparency charity the Transparency Project today publishes guidance about the recording of social workers by parents where there is local authority involvement, BASW Vice Chair Maggie Mellon said social workers should allow such recording and be happy to put their practice “on the record”.

17th December 2015

BASW: Rise in incidents of domestic abuse ‘an epidemic’

As Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report a 31% increase in reported cases of domestic abuse between 2013 and 2015, BASW Professional Officer Nushra Mansuri has described it as an ‘epidemic’.

15th December 2015

BASW: CSR - We need virtuous, not vicious, economic choices

BASW has called for greater cohesion in the planning of services following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. The main announcement regarding social care was local authorities being given the green light to increase council tax by 2% each year, provided this is ring-fenced to adult social care. Mental health is to receive a £600m investment, while children’s social care spending has remained static at more than £300m per year.

26th November 2015

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