PSW: 'I found myself idealising my professional years in Sweden'
Swedish social worker Soulmaz Bashirinia had a “culture shock” when she came to England to work six years ago. Attending a global gathering of social workers recently made her reflect on her...
PSW: Better guidance for cross-border social work needed
Research shows one in four children known to services travelling abroad remain at risk
We are here for the "forgotten people"
Tasnim Karim, winner of BASW England's 2020 poster competition, explains her motivation for social work...
New regulator eyes more 'proportionate' fitness to practise system
Social Work England's chief executive and chair outlined their plans for the new regulator at BASW England's conference in Bristol...
Low pay and stress putting practitioners off Approved Mental Health Professional role
Researchers at King's College London investigated why few health workers become AMHPs...
Social workers are a bit like artists
Social workers are creative and sensitive beings, attributes that need to be protected to flourish, says Claire Ogborn
PSW: How it all began
The seeds of modern day social work can be found in the hospital almoners of the 19th Century. Petrina Banfield takes a fascinating look at how their work still resonates today
PSW: Hillsborough mother tells how support of a social worker helped her to carry on
Margaret Aspinall lost her 18-year-old son in the Hillsborough football stadium tragedy. Nealy 30 years on she'd like to meet the 'beautiful' social worker who helped her through...
PSW: Tribute to passionate advocate for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma community
Michael Ridge devoted his professional life to supporting one of Britain’s most marginalised communities. Following his death, aged 62, friend and colleague Jenny Daly remembers his life and work
Don't deny children in the care system their pasts
Social worker Selina Anderson looks at some of the lessons from her experience growing up in care
Keep focus on social justice: interview with BASW's new chair Gerry Nosowska
BASW’s new chair Gerry Nosowska tells PSW editor Shahid Naqvi about her influences and key priorities for the future of the association ...
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
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
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.
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.
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
New drama shows the political and personal in social work
Review: Left My Desk, Lost Watch Theatre Company