The Troubles may be over but the trauma in Northern Ireland continues
As part of the International Federation of Social Workers world conference in Dublin, social workers from across the world took a field trip to Belfast to learn about the legacy of 30 years of...
New drama shows the political and personal in social work
Review: Left My Desk, Lost Watch Theatre Company
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
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.
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.
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
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