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BASW response to revision of statutory guidance on the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children

BASW response to revision of statutory guidance on the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children

20th March 2017

Just 3% of social workers surveyed by BASW England consider NAAS to be value for money

Lack of consultation with the sector, prohibitive cost and an adverse effect on recruitment and retention have emerged as key issues for BASW England members surveyed on government proposals for a National Assessment and Accreditation System for child and family social workers (NAAS).

16th March 2017

Information sharing provisions Ch and YP (Scotland) Act 2014- Named Person

Following the Supreme Court's judgement, John Swinney MSP, the Deputy First Minister, announced in the Scottish Parliament on 07 03 2017 that he will bring forward a Bill that will include new provisions on when and how information can be shared by and with the Named Person's service

7th March 2017

BLOG: Aspiring for excellence in how we support, empower and safeguard older people

BASW Chief Executive Dr Ruth Allen responds to the recent BBC File on 4 programme Neglect: The Story of UK Homecare

2nd March 2017

BASW: Credit to MPs on SRE but more to be done

Following today’s announcement from Government that from the age of four, children will receive compulsory relationships education in all schools in England, BASW has welcomed this strengthening of children’s rights. Children will also be taught, at an appropriate age, about sex. Parents will retain the right to withdraw their children from these classes.

1st March 2017

New expert healthy relationships group to advise on curriculum

The panel will provide advice and support on issues relating to the delivery of healthy relationships education within the curriculum. This includes a range of areas including improving understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence, respect and consent, sexism and bullying.

1st March 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.

25th February 2017

BASW: LGA right to call for new money for social care from Local Government Finance Settlement

As the Local Government Association (LGA) today warns Council tax rises in 2017/18 will not bring in enough money to prevent further extensive cuts to local services next year, BASW is endorsing the LGA´s call for government to use the final Local Government Finance Settlement this month to provide new money for social care.

20th February 2017

Chair of Independent Root and Branch Review of Care System in Scotland announced

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has appointed Fiona Duncan, CEO of the Lloyds TSB Foundation as Chair of the Independent Review of the Care System

17th February 2017

SSSC Registration fees

Scottish Social Services Council announces new registration fees agreed by Scottish Minsters for social services workers, which will be implemented in September 2017. Social workers will pay £80, (£64 after tax relief) SASW members have contributed to the consultation. SASW is committed to further joint work, sharing of information on the role and remit of the Regulator and appropriate representation of members' views.

16th February 2017

New Book Aims to Get Behind the Headlines to Offer New Insights for Social Workers and Psychologists

A new book, written by two academics at the University of Worcester, aims to encourage social workers to get back to the ‘personal’ touch.

13th February 2017

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