National newspaper criticised for stigmatising children in care
People with care experience and social workers speak out against article published in The Times
Covid's impact on children in care revealed by government figures
Lockdowns restrictions and delay in court proceedings cited as to blame for significant fall in activity
Competitions watchdog suggests regulation of children's placements is 'outdated'
Last day to respond to CMA's interim report speculating on reasons behind lack of places and high prices in market...
Social worker blows whistle on abuses at privately-run children's prison
Ofsted calls on government to act over Oakhill Secure Training Centre
40,000 social workers at risk of being unable to practise from 1 December
England regulator urges social workers to renew registration 'immediately'...
Advice on being a social work student during a pandemic
Leeanne Olivant, a placement coordinator on the University of Huddersfield's social work course and third-year student Natalie Stuart share their learning...
Crime and punishment
It’s time social work’s vital role in criminal justice is recognised, say Caroline Bald and Helen Woods who lead BASW’s criminal justice group. Shahid Naqvi reports
The return (or reinvention) of early intervention or just more sticking plaster?
Shahid Naqvi takes a look at family hubs, a key part of the government’s strategy to support children and families
Complex safeguarding – a model designed for white people
Social worker Auma Acellam’s time in a police-based complex safeguarding team led her to believe the current system is institutionally racist
Why anti-racism is needed in social work education
The experience of Black and ethnic students suggests social work is falling short of its own values, says Patriche Bentick and Pamela Shodeinde
When do we celebrate those of us who are mixed-race?
Rather than appreciated as a positive representation of multi-culturalism, mixed-race people often suffer racism from both sides, leaving them to struggle with identity issues on their own, says Adam...
Powerful stories about the lived realities of Black people that must be heard
For Black History Month BASW's anti-racism visionary Wayne Reid reviews Black Lives Rising ...
Improving the offer for care leavers in England: new online resource provides goldmine of information
How one care leaver's research will help thousands of young people ...
Why I'm calling last orders at the bar after nearly four decades of court social work
Eddie O’Hara believes the judicial process has become ‘increasingly adversarial, mechanistic and harsh’
Change agents, not gatekeepers - a timely reminder of social work's value
Amid the current focus on social care Chris Perry, a former director of social services, says it's vital the 'resource' of social work isn't overlooked...
Shared trauma: how one professional channelled her personal experience of 9/11 into research that shapes our understanding today
Dr Carol Tosone has devoted two decades to examining what gets us through disasters
New fund to support social work activism
Joint venture between Social Workers Union and the Campaign Collective to help social workers fight their causes
A human crisis: social workers on the frontline with Afghan refugees
PSW speaks to a social worker at Heathrow Airport who provides support to those fleeing the Taliban