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Prof. Luke Clements keynote speech at BASW Cymru's Annual Conference 2017

If you missed BASW Cymru's Annual Conference last week, you still have the opportunity to read Professor Luke Clements' keynote speech.

13th June 2017

BASW comment on recent attacks: When tragedy strikes, we unite

BASW comment on recent attacks in London and Manchester

5th June 2017

BASW’s response to NHS England Consultation on Medium and Low Secure Mental Health Services (Adults)

BASW’s response to NHS England Consultation on Medium and Low Secure Mental Health Services (Adults)

18th May 2017

BLOG: How should social workers challenge poverty?

What should social workers and other professionals be doing to challenge poverty, austerity and stigma now?

26th April 2017

Wales' Minister for Social Services and Public Health sends support to Boot Out Austerity walkers

Wales' Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans has issued a statement in support of the social workers protesting against the policies of austerity being pursued by the UK Government.

20th April 2017

A Tribute to Bill McKitterick

A Tribute to Bill McKitterick

20th April 2017

Scottish Social Services Awards Shortlist Announced

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide.

20th April 2017

BASW: Requirement for women to reveal rape or coercion to gain third child tax credit or benefit an 'unethical low in welfare reform'

This month sees the introduction of a raft of benefit and tax credit changes across the UK. Although they were passed by the previous administration, they are only now being enacted. As such, these changes will take many people by surprise, including social workers and other professionals working with people who receive benefits.

13th April 2017

Ken Loach endorses Boot Out Austerity!

The international award-winning film director, Ken Loach, has endorsed Boot Out Austerity!, in which a group of social workers will be walking 100 miles from Birmingham to Liverpool later this month. They will be setting off from the new head office of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) in Birmingham on Wednesday 19th April, to arrive in Liverpool on Tuesday 25th April, the day before BASW’s annual Conference and AGM. The idea for the walk came to Guy Shennan, BASW Chair, late last year.

10th April 2017

BASW pledges support for Reker Ahmed

BASW would like to pledge support for Reker Ahmed, a 17 year old asylum seeker who was attacked in Croydon on 31 March. We are deeply saddened by Reker’s ordeal.

6th April 2017

Open letter to the Minister - registration fee increase SSSC

On February 13 the SSSC announced an increase in its fees for registration of the social services workforce by September 2017. Social workers' fees increase from £30 to £80. SASW members have commented on this and we have requested the Minister to review this.

1st April 2017

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