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SASW: Partnership approach need to safeguard human rights following Named Persons appeal

As the Supreme Court in London allows an appeal brought by opponents of the Scottish Government’s controversial ‘Named Persons’ scheme, the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) has said a partnership approach is needed to safeguard the rights of children and families.

28th July 2016

BASW England response to Narey residential care report

BASW England has welcomed Sir Martin Narey’s call for social workers to play an integral role in residential care. Sir Martin Narey’s report, Residential Care in England, was commissioned by the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education in October 2015 and examines the role of residential care within the wider care system.

6th July 2016

Call for evidence - Adult Social Care Inquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee has announced an inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority care and the quality of care provided.

6th July 2016

Chilcot: Social workers must remain active against human rights abuses says BASW CEO

As Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report of the Iraq Inquiry concludes that “the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted”, BASW Chief Executive Dr Ruth Allen says social workers must remain active against human rights abuses as part of a global profession.

6th July 2016

Joint statement on the Children and Social Work Bill

BASW has joined a number of other organisations to issue a joint statement on the Children and Social Work Bill which is currently before Parliament. The Bill proposes a number of reforms, including the creation of a new regulator for social work.

1st July 2016

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