Press Releases

Page 1 of 3  

Social workers of Europe unite in Edinburgh for unique event

The biggest event of the year in the social work calendar will take place in just two weeks time, from 6-9 September, when hundreds of social workers from all over Europe gather in Edinburgh.

25th August 2015

BLOG: BASW Vice Chair - Stand Up for Social Work by Joining Us

BASW vice chair Maggie Mellon explains why social workers should join their professional association.

13th August 2015

BASW: Police have to share responsibility for missing young people

Following Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy’s comments on whether police officers were the best professionals to deal with young people who repeatedly go missing, BASW England Manager Maris Stratulis insists the responsibility must be shared between agencies.

7th August 2015

BASW: BAAF closure “regrettable loss of independent agency”

BASW Vice Chair Maggie Mellon says BAAF’s (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) closure is a "regrettable loss of an independent agency working to ensure that fostering and adoption work across the UK is of a high standard".

6th August 2015

BLOG: Is progress being made on the implementation of the Care Act?

BASW Professional Officer Joe Godden reflects on the initial stages of Care Act implementation

4th August 2015

Historic social work meeting agrees joint approach to safeguard and promote a valuable profession

A meeting of UK social work organisations has agreed to campaign collectively to safeguard their valuable profession.

31st July 2015

BASW: Care Act principles in danger of being lost due to patchy training for social workers

Following a survey of members, 75% of whom work in a local authority setting, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is highlighting a risk of the principles of the care act being lost due to patchy training for social workers. 60% of all respondents said training had been provided ‘in house’ by their employer.

30th June 2015

BASW gives social workers 2020 vision

The British Association of Social Workers is launching its newly agreed 2020 Vision for the future of the Association. In this statement of intent, BASW, the member-led professional association for social workers, sets out its aim to be the strong independent voice of social work and social workers.

26th June 2015

BASW statement on the closure of the College of Social Work

BASW statement on the closure of the College of Social Work

24th June 2015

Inspired by social work passion - BASW Chair reflects on austerity demo

Inspired by social work passion - BASW Chair reflects on austerity demo

22nd June 2015

Less than two weeks to respond to PCF review – your input counts

BASW England is urging all social workers, regardless of which area they work in, to respond to the review on the impact and effectiveness of The Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).

11th June 2015

BASW is supporting NSPCC expert panel - get involved

The NSPCC wants to better understand the issues and the pressures facing people who work in the children’s sector and is setting up a UK-wide panel made up of social workers, school nurses, health visitors and midwives – anyone in fact who works in the children’s sector.

4th June 2015

BASW Twitter debate on the social worker’s role in the age assessment of asylum seekers

BASW is hosting a Twitter debate on the social worker’s role in the age assessment of asylum seekers on Monday 8 June between 6pm and 8pm.

28th May 2015

Denise Robertson Daily Mail article - a response from BASW's Vice Chair

Maggie Mellon responds to the Daily Mail feature about Denise Robertson's new book.

28th May 2015

BASW: Fall in adoption rates should be first step in righting a wrong

BASW’s vice chair Maggie Mellon has described a fall in adoption orders following two landmark family court judgements as an opportunity to stop and think about what is really happening in the lives of our most vulnerable children.

14th May 2015

BASW PROGAR celebrates the 10th anniversary of the lifting of donor anonymity in assisted conception

BASW's Project Group on Assisted Reproduction (PROGAR) is proudly celebrating the tenth anniversary of the lifting of donor anonymity for all sperm, egg and embryo donors whose donation is used to create a new life.

1st April 2015

1 2 3