Life of a social worker
As he fights cancer, life-long BASW member John Kemmis reflects back on the twists and turns of a 50-year career in social work across both the statutory and voluntary sector. He does so in the hope...
Austerity isn't over for everyone
Responding to Theresa May's announcement of an end to austerity, disability action group DPAC say as long as Universal Credit exists it still real for many...
Asylum charity pulls out of England's Social Worker of the Year award over Capita sponsorship
Social Work Without Borders says sponsorship of championing social work values category by firm criticised over handling of deportations is 'problematic'...
HMRC: If it looks too good to be true it probably is
In the wake of concern that agency staff are inadvertently being drawn into tax avoidance by some umbrella companies, HM Revenue and Customs issued the following warning to social workers
Why social work activism isn’t dead
To some the idea of social work activism is nearly as taboo as swearing in church. But Wayne Reid argues it is as relevant today as ever
Understanding the traumatic bonds that bind us to toxic relationships
Despite a high-flying career in criminal justice where she saw the impact of domestic violence, social worker Kath Twigg was herself suffering abuse at home. Here she gives a first-hand insight into...
Who's caring for the carers?
A new pressure group aimed at ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of people working in caring professions has been launched
Social workers 'overwhelmed' at crisis-hit council
Verdict on Conservative-run Northamptonshire's children's services comes as social care sector leaders warn government funding pledge is "nowhere near enough" to relieve pressures...