Toolkit to improve wellbeing of social workers launched
BASW and SWU joint initiative with Bath Spa University aims to improve working conditions
50 things we've learnt in social work
Practice (and snacks) wisdom from the authors of the book Social Work, Cats and Rocket Science
The double crisis facing social work
Dr Charles Mugisha says the Covid-19 crisis and systemic racism are intertwined
Thoughts on the future of social work research
BASW's virtual festival brought together current and past British Journal of Social Work board members to discuss the profession's research base...
COVID 19 and inequality in the workplace
BASW advice and representation officer Laura Sheridan highlights bad management in social work during COVID-19 leading to discrimination towards pregnant women, disabled, BAME and agency workers
'Racism begins as child abuse through grooming by raceophiles'
As a black child growing up in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles', Annie Yellowe Palma says she was made to hate the colour of her skin. Studying to become a social worker 're-...
Starting out in social work during a pandemic
What must it be like to begin your career in the profession in the current time? Retired social worker John Fitzgerald spoke to a newly qualified worker about their experience and finds much to...
Ten quick questions about social work to celebrate BASW at 50
Tell us how you feel about your profession for the commemorative edition of Professional Social Work magazine
'As BAME leaders and social workers we must all speak out against racism' - social work manager shares email he sent to colleagues
After attending a Black Lives Matter protest Mandeep Gill, a social work head of service, sent the following message to staff...
Novelist to donate half profits from new book to social workers
Former Social Work Today journalist Maggie Fogarty supports the Social Work Benevolent Trust to mark 50th anniversary of the British Association of Social Workers
'If a conversation is hard, it's probably worth having' - why social workers need to talk about race and racism
Social work student Stesa Sibi says an understanding of race is fundamental to understanding people
What does vulnerable mean in a pandemic?
Social worker Charlotte Jenkins on the task of keeping people safe when coronavirus is putting all of us at risk
New UK-wide social work student ‘hub’ launched
Students create web space to share all things social work and support each other
Tackling racial discrimination in social work education
Practice educator Dan Taylor says an action plan is urgently needed
'Some visits need to happen - we must have PPE for them'
Independent social work consultant Rukhsana Farooqi on practising during the pandemic
We spend all our time 'fitting in', but now it's time to speak out against racism
Like black actor John Boyega, social worker Amanda Takavarasha felt emboldened to take the mic and speak out at a Black Lives Matter demo
‘Day after day, racism kills us emotionally, mentally, psychologically, socially’
Social worker Theresa Chadenga’s powerful argument for why Black Lives Matter is needed
'Am I invisible?': a social worker's poem on racial inequalities
Narinder Sidhu wrote this poem following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis
The mental health benefits of walks in nature
For Mental Health Awareness Week, retired social worker Margaret Turner looks at a new guide on walking's role in recovery...
Getting COVID-19 hits you mentally as well as physically
For Mental Health Awareness Week, social worker Sam Lally shares her experience of the emotional impact of contracting the coronavirus
Calling all social work students - are you ready for a party?
Virtual UK-wide disco proposed to mark end of academic year like no other
Despite lockdown we can still help people move forward
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Victoria Pratt shares her reflections of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Mental health social work during the COVID-19 crisis: an AMHP's perspective
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Darryl Phillipowsky shares his experiences of practicing during the pandemic
keeping safe in an unsafe home
A poem dedicated to victims of domestic abuse and the social workers who support them by Theresa Chadenga
Call for transparency in enacting of 'easements' of Care Act duties
Concern raised suspension of social care duties during coronavirus happening beyond seven authorities giving formal notice
'I'm so grateful for the commitment foster carers are showing in these difficult times'
Diary of a foster care social worker during the lockdown
The changing perception of care in the wake of coronavirus
Mental health social worker Daniel Wilding says the pandemic has seen a seismic shift in how social care is viewed
'Children coming in and out of the room' during remote family hearings
Report highlighting concerns prompts President of Family Court to consider further guidance
Social work's person-centred focus will be key to a sustainable future after the pandemic
Social work student Enya Richards reflects on the inequality highlighted by coronavirus and how the profession should respond
Court of Appeal ruling highlights limit of virtual hearings in family court during lockdown
Father with dyslexia wins claim his human rights would be breached by attending court remotely on wife's iPad...
'Never have I been so proud of social work'
COVID-19 may have turned our world upside down, but children's services director Catherine Knowles praises how her profession has adapted and continues to support families...
In face of pressure to discharge from hospital during pandemic, social work's role is vital
Approved Mental Health Professional Greg Slay on the pressure faced by hospital-based social workers during COVID-19
Why we need PPE - a heartfelt plea from a former Principal Social Worker
Jean Ross, who worked for children's services in Medway before retiring, says the risk to social workers and families isn't being taken seriously enough...
'Hospital discharge role is changing from assessor to care provider'
Jaison Musindo, a social worker with a hospital discharge team in Croydon, explains how coronavirus has impacted on his job
'The press and public are finally seeing what our everyday crisis looks like'
Out of the tragedy of coronavirus a new-found respect for social workers and caring professionals is emerging, says Kate Barlow
Coronavirus and inequality - like after WW2, a fairer society must be the legacy
Neil Thompson calls for a broad social movement including social workers to push for change after the crisis
The challenge of child protection during lockdown
Reflections from two social workers working with children and families during the pandemic
COVID-19: ‘People are pulling together but the rise in need has been so rapid’
Social worker Jean Templeton on how her charity is responding to the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 means doing more social work via technology - mitigating risks is key
Advice on using tech from a council that has tested different platforms