Education secretary's comment that 'Inkling' of harm is enough to remove children labelled 'simplistic' and 'knee-jerk'
Nadhim Zahawi criticised following comments in House of Commons during debate on Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
Children have been forsaken throughout history
Steven Walker, author of Children Forsaken: Child Abuse from Ancient to Modern Times, gives a long view on society's treatment of children...
England's chief social workers condemn abuse of profession
Chiefs join groundswell call for more holistic view in wake of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy
Take the superhero mask off - you're only human!
Social worker Gitana Sakenaite's timely reminder to be kind to yourself and each other...
Two unpalatable truths about familial homicide society must face
Practice educator and former child protection social worker Dan Taylor gives a reality check
‘Britain wants a child protection system that works... but won’t pay for it’
WIth more than 20 years' experience in child protection, Ailsa Pearce delivers some home truths ...
In pursuit of social justice - meet BASW England's new chair
Vava Tampa on what motivates him as he takes on his new role
Social workers respond to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy on social media
A selection of posts from Twitter that give social work's take beyond the media headlines and calls for action...
£23 billion a year is the cost of adverse childhood, says England's children's social care review report
Independent Review of Children's Social Care publishes economic analysis to back up case for change...
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Competitions watchdog suggests regulation of children's placements is 'outdated'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