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