Press Releases

Page 1 of 3  

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

BASW England response to Narey residential care report

BASW England has welcomed Sir Martin Narey’s call for social workers to play an integral role in residential care. Sir Martin Narey’s report, Residential Care in England, was commissioned by the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education in October 2015 and examines the role of residential care within the wider care system.

6th July 2016

Call for evidence - Adult Social Care Inquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee has announced an inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority care and the quality of care provided.

6th July 2016

Chilcot: Social workers must remain active against human rights abuses says BASW CEO

As Sir John Chilcot’s long awaited report of the Iraq Inquiry concludes that “the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted”, BASW Chief Executive Dr Ruth Allen says social workers must remain active against human rights abuses as part of a global profession.

6th July 2016

Joint statement on the Children and Social Work Bill

BASW has joined a number of other organisations to issue a joint statement on the Children and Social Work Bill which is currently before Parliament. The Bill proposes a number of reforms, including the creation of a new regulator for social work.

1st July 2016

Adults with LD specialist? Join advisory group on 'named social worker' reforms

Social workers who have expertise in working with people with learning disabilities are being urged to join a BASW group advising on the Government’s ‘named social worker’ reforms. The Department of Health in England is to trial the measure designed to strengthen rights of vulnerable people by providing a social worker to challenge decisions about their care.

2nd June 2016

Care Act One Year On – Take our survey

BASW’s Social Work with Adults Reference Group is asking social workers to complete a survey about their experiences implementing the Care Act one year on.

2nd June 2016

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

1 2 3