Will England's children's social care review live up to its bold ambitions?
PSW takes a look at the seven core themes outlined in the terms of reference ...
The mental scars left behind when we handcuff children
During Children's Mental Health Week, Emily Aklan says the unnecessary and unregulated physical restraining of children is a shocking practice that must be addressed...
England's chief social worker reveals personal Covid tragedy
Isabelle Trowler, England's chief social worker, spoke movingly about losing her mother to coronavirus...
The perils of PPE and social work
The use of personal protective equipment is a complex issue and much less straightforward for social workers than the government would have us think, says senior practitioner Colin Mabbutt as he...
‘When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’
BASW England professional officer and activist Wayne Reid on why social work must continue to promote anti-racism long after the media focus on Black Lives Matter has gone
50 years in BASW – a professional journey
Honorary member Chris Perry was present at the birth of BASW. As the association celebrates its 50th year, he reflects on how it and the profession has changed – and what being a member has meant to...
'Disabled social workers are experiencing discrimination at work'
For Disability History Month and to mark 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act came into being, practitioner Vikki Walton-Cole shares her vision of what an inclusive social work profession...
Part of something bigger... professional identity in social work
An all-Ireland study provides an interesting insight into how social workers see themselves
Cold, corporate language has no place in foster care
An agency advert suggesting fosterers can relinquish responsibility for fostered children when they turn 18 caused upset. Here Rebekah Pierre, who spent time in care as a child, explains why
Social workers need to be disaster-trained
The global pandemic has shown that disaster work should be a core social work skill, says Lena Dominelli as she launches a new CPD programme and a MSc to plug the gap
Fostering advert criticised as 'insensitive'
Agency under fire for suggesting people in foster care will be 'moved out' to state support soon as they turn 18 ...
How to be a lockdown warrior!
With lockdown 2 in England from today and restrictions in play across the UK, social worker Naomi Coupland shares lessons from lockdown 1
Social work in a hospice during Covid
Stella Murray's powerful and moving account of working as a palliative care social worker...
Let us craft a new strategy for inclusion together
As Black History Month comes to an end, BASW Cymru chair Neeta Baicher says tackling racism and prejudice has to be about more than words
What I’ve learned from working in mental health
Mariah Wilde, a graduate from England’s mental health social work programme Think Ahead, on her journey so far…
'It’s not normal to be a black academic'
Social work education should be leading the way in challenging 'white privilege' in academia but is not, says a black social work lecturer...
How poetry can help nurture compassion and empathy in social work
Ahead of Book Week Scotland, social work academics Autumn Roesch-Marsh and Ariane Critchley look at what poetry has to teach social workers
We fight for you while facing discrimination ourselves
A poem about being a black social worker by Julian Blake
Child poverty on the rise warning
As ministers reject free holiday school meals for the most disadvantaged in England