BASW Cymru | Wales Blog

Looking back over the BASW Cymru conference 2017

Allison Hulmes, BASW Cymru's Professional Officer, looks back at this year's Annual Conference

19th June 2017

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

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

BASW Cymru Adroddiad – Mawrth 2014/BASW Wales report – March 2014

BASW Cymru's UK report, in Welsh and English, for the March issue of PSW, featuring a range of issues the Association has been engaged in over the past few weeks, as well as things that are coming up soon.

18th February 2014

BASW Cymru Adroddiad Ebrill 2013/BASW Wales Report April 2013

Activity in Wales continues at a ‘cracking’ pace as we continue to influence in a whole range of ways and settings. Most importantly, we are here to support you with your issues and concerns, in order to improve how we deliver services across Wales.

17th April 2013

And the winners were...

BASW Cymru’s third annual Social Work awards took place in the grand surroundings of the Welsh National Assembly’s Senedd building this week.

4th 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

BASW Cymru report – July/August 2012

BASW Cymru's report, rounding up the latest developments in social work over recent weeks.

20th July 2012

BASW Cymru submits response to Social Services (Wales) Bill

BASW Cymru has submitted its full response to the Social Services (Wales) Bill, which is aimed at providing legislative backing for the changes outlined in the Welsh Government’s white paper, ‘Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action’.

1st June 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

Blog: BASW Cymru on a new CPD framework for social workers

BASW Cymru deputy chair Carol Davies offers an insight into the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL): A Framework for Social Workers in Wales, outlining what it means for practitioners.

18th May 2012

Blog: Why the Draft Care and Support Bill was more disappointment than relief

My initial reaction to news that the Draft Care and Support Bill had made it into the Queen’s Speech was one of relief followed by disappointment that there was no mention of attempting to resolve the thorny issue of funding.

10th May 2012

New regulatory standards place unreasonable expectations on social workers

BASW has raised concerns that proposed proficiency standards for social workers would place unreasonable expectations on newly-qualified social workers.

7th November 2011