Social Workers Welcome Refugees

Read on to find out more about the various initiatives organised by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and members of the Social Workers and Service Users bloc to respond to the reports of refugees fleeing war, persecution, torture and poverty.

BASW is calling all members to get involved and support the Association’s message: Social Workers Welcome Refugees.

Refugees welcome here demo 2016

Date: 17 September 2016

BASW members meeting point: Joy of Life Fountain, Hyde Park

Meeting time: 12.30 - 13.00


BASW is once again asking its members to stand within the social workers and service users bloc and support the Solidarity with Refugees march to Parliament Square on Saturday 17 September 2016.

This September, world leaders will meet to discuss the refugee crisis at two crucial summits. This is the biggest opportunity of 2016 to show our government and the world that the UK is ready to welcome more refugees.

Together let’s call on the Government to do more to support and enable refugees to access the help they desperately need when they reach the UK.

For all people fleeing war, violence and persecution, reaching the UK should mean reaching safety. But the reality is that too often they do not get the long-term support they need to rebuild their lives. Refugees across the country are faced with destitution, homelessness and, as they approach their 18th birthday, the threat of being forced to return to a country where they may be in danger.

So lets join together with Solidarity with Refugees for this important march and show refugees in the UK that we are on their side.


Show Your Support

Click here to join with the Social Workers bloc on Facebook

Click here to show your support with Solidarity with Refugees

Click here to show your support with The Children’s Society

Click here for more information about the demo

#‎WeStandWithYou #RefugeesWelcome


IFSW European Refugee Ticker

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) have launched a blog to exchange information about the development of the refugee crisis. Social workers across Europe are already involved or getting involved very soon with all these people trying to reach safe places and countries where they can start a life of chances for themselves and their children.

Click here to view the blog.

The Refugee Crisis: Social Workers at the Forefront of Finding Solutions

IFSW Secretary-General, Rory Truell visited Vienna and Munich in October to see first hand the social work response to the refugee crisis.

Click here to view his report.

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