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BASW: LGA right to call for new money for social care from Local Government Finance Settlement

As the Local Government Association (LGA) today warns Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent further extensive cuts to local services next year, BASW is endorsing the LGA´s call for government to use the final Local Government Finance Settlement this month to provide new money for social care.

20th February 2017

Chair of Independent Root and Branch Review of Care System in Scotland announced

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has appointed Fiona Duncan, CEO of the Lloyds TSB Foundation as Chair of the Independent Review of the Care System

17th February 2017

SSSC Registration fees

Scottish Social Services Council announces new registration fees agreed by Scottish Minsters for social services workers, which will be implemented in September 2017. Social workers will pay £80, (£64 after tax relief) SASW members have contributed to the consultation. SASW is committed to further joint work, sharing of information on the role and remit of the Regulator and appropriate representation of members' views.

16th February 2017

New Book Aims to Get Behind the Headlines to Offer New Insights for Social Workers and Psychologists

A new book, written by two academics at the University of Worcester, aims to encourage social workers to get back to the ‘personal’ touch.

13th February 2017

Deaths in Prison Custody

The Ministry of Justice has released the figures for Deaths in prison and rates by apparent cause by calendar year since 1978 for England and Wales. I have summarised the figures given at 5 years intervals.

3rd February 2017

BASW Chair would walk 100 miles to proclaim against austerity

Boot Out Austerity! Social Workers Walking For Social Justice

1st February 2017

Obituary: Nicola Barry - First Editor of Rostrum

Nicola Barry Obituary

27th January 2017

Review of Hate Crime Legislation

Review of hate crime legislation

27th January 2017

BASW England's Personal Reflection: Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

BASW England's personal reflection on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017.

26th January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How can life go on?

In light of Holocaust Memorial Day Rena Phillps has written a piece around this years theme; 'From darkness into light'.

26th January 2017

Social Work with Older People: Development of Capabilities Statement and Professional Development Pathway for Social Workers

Social Work with Older People: Development of Capabilities Statement and Professional Development Pathway for Social Workers in England working with older people.

25th January 2017

BASW Adult Practice, Policy and Education Group (PPEG): News Update

This is the first update to be issued by the Adult PPEG since our formation in 2016 and although it will be of most interest to our members working with adults, we hope it will be of interest to all. Adult PPEG Chair, Michael Chapman; 'As Chair of the PPEG I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year and look forward to having contact from more of you during 2017.'

12th January 2017

NHS Digital's Survey on information and technology support for Social Workers

NHS Digital are inviting as many social workers as possible to share their experiences and suggestions by completing a short online survey which explores how social workers are currently using IT in their role, and what could be done better, to bridge the gap between current availability and their requirements.

11th January 2017

BASW: Mental health social workers must be central to policy change

CEO Dr Ruth Allen responds to the PM's 'Shared Society' speech.

9th January 2017

Tribute to Jill Saward

Tribute to Jill Saward

6th January 2017

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