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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

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).

9th September 2016

Come and join SASW members to see social work play ‘Villain’ at the Edinburgh Fringe

Come and join SASW members to see social work play ‘Villain’ at the Edinburgh Fringe

8th August 2016

BASW: Moves must be made to reassure survivors following resignation of IICSA Chair

BASW response to CSA Inquiry Chair resignation

5th August 2016

BASW to Minister: Time for honest dialogue on student bursaries

BASW has written to Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP to urge action on social work bursaries. Social work students say they have been left in limbo by the Department of Health’s delay in processing bursary applications for the next academic year, due to begin in September.

2nd August 2016

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

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