Give social workers time for relationships: England's Children's Commissioner's response to review
Dame Rachel de Souza says limit caseloads in her response to England's Independent Review of Children's Social Care...
Northern Ireland EU border leading to 'racial profiling' warns human rights group
'Greenlight' to racial discrimination risks Windrush-style scandal say campaigners...
Trust status for Bradford's children's services not a panacea say social workers
Government announcement in wake of Star Hobson tragedy and inadequate rating
Professor Ray Jones to lead Northern Ireland's independent review into children's social care
Chief social worker Sean Holland indicates service redesign needed to address high vacancy rates in social work
More resources not more testing - sector responds to plans to replace NAAS
Government urged to invest in social work after announcing plans to scrap the National Assessment and Accreditation System in England but introduce a new scheme by the end of the year
From fleeing Pinochet to Children's Commissioner for Wales
Rocio Cifuentes speaks to PSW ahead of starting her new role
A journalist turned social worker
Social work student Georgiana Ndlovu on her career change from the press to practice – and the shared skills between the two professions
How to be an anti-racist ally explored in 'chinwag'
Informal chats show professionals how they can support people of colour
Staff crisis fear as vaccination deadline looms
Health and social care workers in England have until 3 February to get first jab - or risk losing their job
Virtual fitness to practise hearings likely to be the norm in future
Social Work England consults on rule changes
Life after death - a journey through grief and loss
Some will have started the new year mourning for a loved one. As the UK Covid death toll passed 150,000 this week, retired social worker Ian Collard reflects on losing his partner of 45 years
Charity supporting struggling social workers sees applications soar
Social Workers' Benevolent Trust says professionals are feeling the pressure as cost of living rises...
Social work activist recognised for holding civic leaders to account over wellbeing of young people
BASW member Eddie O'Hara, founder of All Birmingham's Children, was awarded an BEM in the New Year Honours...
Non-practising social workers urged to return to support Covid-hit workforce
Crisis call for help in England as Omicron sickness takes its toll
Poverty doesn’t come cheap
Throwing more money at the ‘first aid camp’ at the bottom of the cliff without fixing the broken fence at the top doesn’t make financial sense, argues Chris Perry
The good social work leader
Could a ‘systems-psychodynamic’ approach to leadership transform the workplace? ...
'Social workers have saved lives and continue to save lives'
A message from England's Social Worker of the Year Vivian Okeze–Tirado in wake of the Arthur Labinjo-Hughes tragedy...
Media vilification of social workers puts more children at risk
Ray Jones spells out his concerns in wake of coverage of the Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson tragedies
Lack of care in new regulation of placements for 16-17-year-olds criticised
But government says new standards will end "rogue" profiteering providers...
6,000 allegations of harm by adults from children in institutional settings over three years
Charity Article 39 calls for government action 'as a matter of urgency' ...
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
Complex safeguarding – a model designed for white people
Social worker Auma Acellam’s time in a police-based complex safeguarding team led her to believe the current system is institutionally racist
Why anti-racism is needed in social work education
The experience of Black and ethnic students suggests social work is falling short of its own values, says Patriche Bentick and Pamela Shodeinde
When do we celebrate those of us who are mixed-race?
Rather than appreciated as a positive representation of multi-culturalism, mixed-race people often suffer racism from both sides, leaving them to struggle with identity issues on their own, says Adam...
Powerful stories about the lived realities of Black people that must be heard
For Black History Month BASW's anti-racism visionary Wayne Reid reviews Black Lives Rising ...
Improving the offer for care leavers in England: new online resource provides goldmine of information
How one care leaver's research will help thousands of young people ...
Why I'm calling last orders at the bar after nearly four decades of court social work
Eddie O’Hara believes the judicial process has become ‘increasingly adversarial, mechanistic and harsh’
Change agents, not gatekeepers - a timely reminder of social work's value
Amid the current focus on social care Chris Perry, a former director of social services, says it's vital the 'resource' of social work isn't overlooked...
Shared trauma: how one professional channelled her personal experience of 9/11 into research that shapes our understanding today
Dr Carol Tosone has devoted two decades to examining what gets us through disasters
New fund to support social work activism
Joint venture between Social Workers Union and the Campaign Collective to help social workers fight their causes
A human crisis: social workers on the frontline with Afghan refugees
PSW speaks to a social worker at Heathrow Airport who provides support to those fleeing the Taliban
Frozen journeys: social work with asylum seekers in Greece and Italy during Covid-19
Insights from researchers due to publish their findings later this year
When your face doesn't fit: how social media is fuelling a body image crisis
One mother's fight to protect children and young people from digitally altered images...
Researchers tasked with improving children's social care investigate benefit of staff getting motivational messages from leaders
What Works for Children's Social Care centre's pilot on Ministry of Defence employees branded 'a bit odd'...
Children's social care reform must not rely on 'Big Society' solutions
Social workers' warning amid lack of additional funding commitment in 'once-in-a-generation' review...
Why aren’t we calling out antisemitism? Reflections of a Jewish social worker
As a profession committed to challenging discrimination, social work can be deafeningly silence when it comes to racism experienced by Jewish people says Victoria Hart
A system that turns parents into ‘warriors’ fighting for their children's rights
Despite various pledges from government to improve services, families of children with autism and educational disabilities are too often left to fight to get the support they need
Why I'm not celebrating 'freedom day' - a social worker's perspective
Angela Meidel believes the lifting of restrictions on 19 July is a dangerous disregard for the principles of fairness and equal opportunity