Competition winners show what it's like to be a carer
Each year Carers UK holds a competition asking people to depict what it's like caring for others through creative writing and photography. Here are this year's winners...
This is the devastating impact of poverty on women I support
I see everything, from disadvantage and oppression to violence and the generational despair passed from mother to daughter with little hope of change, writes social worker Stephanie Antona.
Secure schools a penal approach rooted in the past say social workers
BASW members express concern at the youth justice reform aimed at addressing a lack of education in young offender institutions
VIEWPOINT: Less burdensome, but will DoLS replacement provide enough protection for our daughter?
The proposed framework to replace Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aims to streamline the assessment process for people who do not have capacity. But social workers Alan and Gillian Kent worry it...
Discrimination contributing to high levels of depression in LGBT community
Call for better training of professionals and improved support services in wake of worrying survey
Social workers 'overwhelmed' at crisis-hit council
Verdict on Conservative-run Northamptonshire's children's services comes as social care sector leaders warn government funding pledge is "nowhere near enough" to relieve pressures...
VIEWPOINT: Personalisation - the questions adult services directors must answer
As social services leaders gather for their annual conference in Manchester this week, social care consultant Colin Slasberg urges directors of adult services to ask themselves if they are delivering...
Californian social workers call for gun death research ban to be lifted
In wake of the Thousand Oaks massacre, it's time to treat such shootings as a public health problem says social work association...
We need to wise up about gangs
In the wake of intense media focus on knife crime and gang culture Craig Pinkney, who works with disaffected young people, explains what professionals need to know
What happens to pan-European child protection post Brexit?
European law currently allows for co-operation between member states to protect vulnerable children across borders. But if we are not careful this could be lost putting children at greater risk when...
Understanding the traumatic bonds that bind us to toxic relationships
Despite a high-flying career in criminal justice where she saw the impact of domestic violence, social worker Kath Twigg was herself suffering abuse at home. Here she gives a first-hand insight into...
Why social work activism isn’t dead
To some the idea of social work activism is nearly as taboo as swearing in church. But Wayne Reid argues it is as relevant today as ever
Asylum charity pulls out of England's Social Worker of the Year award over Capita sponsorship
Social Work Without Borders says sponsorship of championing social work values category by firm criticised over handling of deportations is 'problematic'...
Who's caring for the carers?
A new pressure group aimed at ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of people working in caring professions has been launched
Austerity isn't over for everyone
Responding to Theresa May's announcement of an end to austerity, disability action group DPAC say as long as Universal Credit exists it still real for many...
Life of a social worker
As he fights cancer, life-long BASW member John Kemmis reflects back on the twists and turns of a 50-year career in social work across both the statutory and voluntary sector. He does so in the hope...
HMRC: If it looks too good to be true it probably is
In the wake of concern that agency staff are inadvertently being drawn into tax avoidance by some umbrella companies, HM Revenue and Customs issued the following warning to social workers