NIASW | Northern Ireland Blog

BLOG: Students – NIASW can help you ‘survive and thrive’ during placements

NIASW’s Anne McAllister explains how your professional body can help you to shine on your PLO.

17th November 2016

Obituary: Rene Boyd OBE

15th November 2016

NIASW Roadshow Update

Blog Entry on recent NIASW Roadshow around Northern Ireland

12th October 2016

Above and Beyond: At What Cost? Report Launch

NIASW launched its workload survey report 'Above and Beyond: At What Cost?'

5th October 2016

Social Worker for a Day

MLAs visit the WHSCT to take part in NIASW's Social Worker for a Day event.

1st September 2016

NIASW campaigns to ensure the voice of social work is heard in Health and Social Care review

Health and Social Care Review - NIASW details the work it has undertaken to ensure the interests of the social work profession are recognised in the ongoing review.

20th May 2016

BLOG: The vital role of social work at end of life

Gerry Nosowska explains the importance of social work to good end of life care.

24th March 2016

NIASW Committee Vacancies

NIASW Committee Vacancies.

23rd 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

BLOG: BASW Vice Chair - Stand Up for Social Work by Joining Us

BASW vice chair Maggie Mellon explains why social workers should join their professional association.

13th August 2015

Roundtable Discussion on Child Sexual Exploitation

Roundtable discussion on Child Sexual Exploitation

21st July 2015

NIASW Committee Vacancies

NIASW Committee Vacancies.

22nd April 2015

Social Work Awards 2015

Nominations now open for Social Work Awards 2015.

8th September 2014

NIASW Voice of Social Work Groups

NIASW launch a new initiative for members to give them an opportunity to meet together and discuss social work.

11th June 2014

Have your say on Northern Ireland's draft Mental Capacity Bill

Invitation for NIASW members to participate in the consultation on the draft Mental Capacity Bill

11th April 2014

NIASW Social Work Strategy Professional Reference Group

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

NIASW report March 2014

18th February 2014

NIASW report – February 2014

NIASW's report for February's PSW magazine

22nd January 2014

Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevention, Protection and Prosecution

Advance Notification of BAPSCAN/NIASW Conference on Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevention, Protection and Prosecution

18th July 2013

NIASW Report - July/August 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

NIASW Report - 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 Report – April 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

BLOG: NIASW goes to India and Norway to celebrate World Social Work Day

NIASW celebrated World Social Work Day on 19th March 2013 at Titanic Belfast.

20th March 2013

NIASW's December PSW blog

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 October – College machinations, working for you and good practice ...

NIASW's update for members in Northern Ireland

16th October 2012

BASW calls for social workers and judges to get same protection as celebrities

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

NIASW report – July/August 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

Blog: Sexual exploitation of children

BASW member Janet Foulds has written a Guardian blog "Child grooming – what social workers should know".

21st May 2012