BASW position statement: Racism in immigration

BASW is the Professional Association for Social Workers in the United Kingdom. We seek to promote best practice in social work and to secure the well-being of social workers. BASW is frequently asked to explain the position of the social work profession on current issues. These position statements seek to explain positions that we express on issues that arise frequently. They comprise statements in bold and commentary in italics. The commentary seeks to reflect our Code of Ethics, the views of our members expressed through our democratic structures, and our understanding of social work internationally as a practice-based profession and an academic discipline.

This position statement is about racism in immigration. It acknowledges a link between racism and immigration, and challenges the inherent discrimination within immigration policy. This statement uses the term “new communities” to refer to individuals and groups who have migrated to the United Kingdom on a short- or long-term basis.

Published : 24th May 2016*

Publisher : British Association of Social Workers  [ More From This Publisher ]

Rights : British Association of Social Workers

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