NIASW | Northern Ireland Blog
BASW vice chair Maggie Mellon explains why social workers should join their professional association.
13th August 2015
Roundtable discussion on Child Sexual Exploitation
21st July 2015
NIASW Committee Vacancies.
22nd April 2015
Nominations now open for Social Work Awards 2015.
8th September 2014
21st July 2014
NIASW launch a new initiative for members to give them an opportunity to meet together and discuss social work.
11th June 2014
Invitation for NIASW members to participate in the consultation on the draft Mental Capacity Bill
11th April 2014
27th March 2014
The Social Work Strategy is an exciting opportunity to improve and strengthen the social work profession in Northern Ireland. At NIASW we want to ensure that the voice and views of our members are heard as fully as possible during the development and implementation of the strategy between now and 2022.
5th March 2014
NIASW report March 2014
18th February 2014
NIASW's report for February's PSW magazine
22nd January 2014
5th December 2013
Advance Notification of BAPSCAN/NIASW Conference on Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevention, Protection and Prosecution
18th July 2013
In another hectic month representing you and the social work profession, we have continued to investigate the situation of agency pay and are preparing to go public on a major issue. NIASW will be blowing the lid on the Northern Ireland-wide scandal of social workers being forced to work for £13,000 a year. So watch this space.
5th July 2013
4th June 2013
22nd May 2013
It may be hard to believe that we are half way through 2013 already but looking back it has been a really productive year so far for NIASW. We are determined to keep up that trend and make even more impact during the coming six months so watch this space.
21st May 2013
NIASW was very proud to deliver our report ‘Reducing Bureaucracy in Child Care Social Work’ to Minister Edwin Poots on 28 March. In it we detailed how the profession would change the current system to tackle the excessive bureaucracy that burdens social workers with unnecessary levels of paperwork and duplication to the detriment of children and families. We developed this paper, which makes 16 recommendations to redress the current imbalance in paper work versus client contact, following consultation with members. Our recommendations will require a change in working practices – and in mindsets – yet they are solution-focused and aim to improve the working lives of social workers by increasing the amount of time they can spend engaging in social workers and, ultimately, by improving the services children and families receive.
18th April 2013
NIASW celebrated World Social Work Day on 19th March 2013 at Titanic Belfast.
20th March 2013
14th March 2013
13th February 2013
19th December 2012
It has been an exciting month at NIASW as we launched our survey, Social Work Not Paperwork – Cutting Bureaucracy in Childcare Social Work. You can read more about this below and on page 06. Many thanks to all who took part in the survey – your views are crucial. Separately, NIASW was pleased to be part of an event on 29 November to launch a document, Guidance for Media Reporting on Child abuse and Neglect, which is the first of its kind in the UK.
27th November 2012
NIASW's update for members in Northern Ireland
16th October 2012
Following a successful campaign to take down a number of online hate sites ‘naming and shaming’ social workers and family court judges engaged in the protection of vulnerable children, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and its trade union arm the Social Workers Union (SWU) is asking for these professionals to receive the same concern from the police as recent high profile figures.
3rd October 2012
An update from NIASW's staff team on developments within the Northern Ireland social work scene over the past few weeks.
19th July 2012
BASW member Janet Foulds has written a Guardian blog "Child grooming – what social workers should know".
21st May 2012