Press Releases

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BASW calls for evidence on the role of the social worker in adoption

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.

4th May 2016

BASW & BISWG publish new brain injury resource

A new guide to help social workers support people who have suffered brain injury or trauma has been co- published by BASW. Called Practice Guidance for Social Workers working with people with an acquired brain injury, it was produced together with the Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG).

4th May 2016

BASW response to 2016 Budget: Cuts will pile more pressure on social workers and service users

BASW response to 2016 Budget: Cuts will pile more pressure on social workers and service users

17th March 2016

Social workers are honoured at the SASW awards

The outstanding achievement of social workers in Scotland was recognised when Children and Young People Minister Aileen Campbell presented the SASW Social Work Awards on Tuesday.

16th March 2016

NIASW: Social work has wealth of expertise to support child protection disclosure arrangements extension

NIASW has welcomed today’s introduction of new child protection measures to make it easier for members of the public to find out if a person has a criminal record for sexual offences, or violent offences that could indicate a risk to children.

13th March 2016

BASW Black Country hosts Assisted Dying debate

The Black Country branch of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is hosting a debate about Assisted Dying at the University of Wolverhampton on March 18th with local MP Rob Marris.

9th March 2016

BASW tells Government work with us, not against us, on social work reform

BASW response to Education Committee inquiry on social work reform

7th March 2016

BASW seeks views on integration of health and social work services

BASW is seeking practitioners' views on one of the biggest issues facing social workers in England today – the integration of health and social care. The Association wants the voice of social workers to inform a policy position on this transformational reform to service delivery.

29th February 2016

SASW: Voice of social workers and families key to Child Protection Review

SASW has welcomed a comprehensive review of the child protection system in Scotland but says it must take heed of the ‘lived experience’ of the system from social workers and families.

26th February 2016

Shadow Minister for Mental Health Luciana Berger speaking at BASW Merseyside

BASW Merseyside branch meeting – guest speaker Shadow Minister for Mental Health Luciana Berger

16th February 2016

Breakfast of Champions - Northern Ireland’s social workers come together to celebrate Voypic’s Care Day

Breakfast of Champions - Northern Ireland’s social workers come together to celebrate Voypic’s Care Day

16th February 2016

Child protection: Social workers ask, ‘have parents become the enemy?’

In a unique collaboration, The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Making Research Count (MRC) and the Faculties of the former College of Social Work are hosting US social worker David Tobis, author of From Pariahs to Partners: How Parents and Their Allies Changed New York City's Child Welfare System.

16th February 2016

BLOG: BASW elections – Vice Chair Maggie Mellon reflects on her time in office

BASW elections – Vice Chair Maggie Mellon reflects on her time in office

13th February 2016

Six days left to become a social work leader - BASW council elections

champion the profession in these challenging times and we need lead members who reflect the breadth and diversity of our great profession. We are seeking nominations for the positions of BASW UK Chair, BASW UK Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance and Human Resources Committee, as well as additional members on BASW Council.

12th February 2016

NIASW: Health & Social Care reform agenda set to fail without social work voice

NIASW (Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers) is warning that the lack of social work representation in the debate on the future delivery of Health and Social Care services is setting the reform agenda up to fail.

5th February 2016

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