Press Releases

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Recruitment underway for new regulator leaders.

The Department for Education and the Department of Health have launched the recruitment of the Chair and CEO of Social Work England.

7th December 2017

Bringing social workers and housing workers together after Grenfell

Bringing social workers and housing workers together after Grenfell

13th October 2017

Specialist skills to serve older people: BASW launches Capabilities Statement and CPD Pathway

Specialist skills to serve older people: BASW launches Capabilities Statement and CPD Pathway

5th October 2017

Social workers out in force in mass demonstration demanding an end to austerity

Social workers out in force in mass demonstration demanding an end to austerity

2nd October 2017

Social workers just 1% of the adult social care workforce - yet are vital to quality in hugely pressurised services

Social workers just 1% of the adult social care workforce - yet are vital to quality in hugely pressurised services

27th September 2017

Clarity in a toxic debate: The Information Sharing (Scotland) Bill and SASW contribution

SASW comment on a press statement issued in the media by the Scottish Conservatives and Unionist Party

27th September 2017

BASW and SWU launch 'Respect for Social Work’: the campaign for professional working conditions

With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, BASW and SWU today launch 'Respect for Social Work’: the campaign for professional working conditions

22nd September 2017

Sarah Champion MP endorses ‘Respect for Social Work’ campaign

Sarah Champion MP endorses ‘Respect for Social Work’ campaign

22nd September 2017

Renewed focus and investment needed in preventive measures: BASW responds to EPI report on children’s access to mental health treatment

Renewed focus and investment needed in preventive measures: BASW responds to EPI report on children’s access to mental health treatment

15th September 2017

Croydon’s failings show child services need strong management and investment in resources

Croydon’s failings show child services need strong management and investment in resources

5th September 2017

BASW statement on tragic death of Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith

BASW statement on tragic death of Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith

5th September 2017

BASW makes official complaint over false and inflammatory articles on ‘Christian child-Muslim foster family’

BASW makes official complaint over false and inflammatory articles on ‘Christian child-Muslim foster family’

1st September 2017

UK policies 'a human catastrophe' for disabled people according to UN

UK policies 'a human catastrophe' for disabled people according to UN

25th August 2017

Three recent reports all lead to the same conclusion: under-investment is undermining crucial services and putting more children at risk

Three recent reports all lead to the same conclusion: under-investment is undermining crucial services and putting more children at risk

18th August 2017

Leading social worker Trisha Hall calls for review of social work in Scotland

In a radio interview last weekend, Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) manager, Trisha Hall, called for a “robust review of social work practice” in Scotland.

1st August 2017

UK Social workers are working more than £600 million of unpaid overtime

UK Social workers are working more than £600 million of unpaid overtime Government cuts leads to forced extra hours New research has revealed that social workers in the UK are working £644,736,000 worth of unpaid overtime every year.

14th July 2017

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