‘When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’
BASW England professional officer and activist Wayne Reid on why social work must continue to promote anti-racism long after the media focus on Black Lives Matter has gone
50 years in BASW – a professional journey
Honorary member Chris Perry was present at the birth of BASW. As the association celebrates its 50th year, he reflects on how it and the profession has changed – and what being a member has meant to...
'Disabled social workers are experiencing discrimination at work'
For Disability History Month and to mark 25 years since the Disability Discrimination Act came into being, practitioner Vikki Walton-Cole shares her vision of what an inclusive social work profession...
Part of something bigger... professional identity in social work
An all-Ireland study provides an interesting insight into how social workers see themselves
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...