Social workers, unite and take ownership of your profession, says BASW’s new chair
Take a read of the new chair's inaugural speech at the association’s Annual UK Conference and AGM...
Wales considers social care levy to alleviate austerity’s ‘devastating impact’
The Welsh government is considering introducing a social care levy to boost funding for services and mitigate the “devastating impact” of the UK government’s austerity policies.
BASW votes to campaign against unethical universal credit ‘rape clause’
BASW pledged to campaign against the two-child benefit cap currently being rolled out across the UK under the universal credit welfare reform.
BASW’s outgoing chair Guy Shennan talks campaigning and activism
Shennan told delegates at BASW’s annual general meeting that promoting social change and a fairer society was part of the job of social work.
New framework to put anti-poverty at centre of practice in Northern Ireland
A framework for social workers that puts poverty at the centre of practice is to be introduced in Northern Ireland.
Social work in the shadow of Grenfell
Social worker Mariam Raja spent seven months working with a community traumatised by the Grenfell fire. She tells Shahid Naqvi about the experience
The danger of denying emotions in our work
Without space to reflect, workers can distance themselves from families to try and cope, says Nicola O'Sullivan...
Adult social care needs radical reform not more money
Chris Perry spells out a blueprint for reorganisation of social care
Tell it how it is being a social worker in Wales
BASW Cymru wants to know about the working conditions of social workers in Wales.
We marched in solidarity for Grenfell victims, for communities and for justice
A year after the Grenfell tower tragedy, thousands joined the Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March in London on Saturday, 16 June, to demand justice for the 72 victims of the fire.
The Troubles may be over but the trauma in Northern Ireland continues
As part of the International Federation of Social Workers world conference in Dublin, social workers from across the world took a field trip to Belfast to learn about the legacy of 30 years of...
New drama shows the political and personal in social work
Review: Left My Desk, Lost Watch Theatre Company
A powerful case for real change in social care
BASW’s Position Statement on the forthcoming Green Paper could lay foundations for a system based on independent living as the purpose of promoting wellbeing, writes Colin Slasberg
Social work expertise is now crucial to world peace
The world needs more social workers and more community social work if global goals for sustainable progress are to be met.
Trump pandered to racism says Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson
Former Ireland president Mary Robinson launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, claiming the US president had pandered to racism to win power.
How social work on the ground makes a global difference
Social work’s grassroot approach is as important to driving “human improvement” as the endeavours of big global institutions like the United Nations.
Mental health will be a priority says new health and social care secretary
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock spoke about mental health as he was questioned by a parliamentary committee shortly into his new role
Social work and the rise of trade unionism
John McGowan, general secretary of the Social Workers Union, says his organisation is becoming an increasingly powerful voice within the profession