BASW offers a number of e-learning and webinar* opportunities to contribute to your professional development throughout the year.

Looking for the webinars from across World Social Work Month 2021? Go to our "World Social Work Month 2021 Webinar Recordings" page

BASW 50 Webinars

  • BASW UK 50th anniversary virtual festival
    The two-day festival marked BASW over 50 years and was a unique opportunity to explore social work past and present and look to the future across five live sessions. 

  • BASW 50th: Talking Together webinar
    Hear short talks from inspiring members on topics that link our current situation of pandemic and lock down with our experiences and history as social workers, helping us think about how our past, present and future are connected, and leading up to our 50th birthday in June.

  • Older People: Covid-19 meets neoliberalism webinar
    As part of BASW's 50th Anniversary events, this webinar will explore the impact of neoliberalism on Social Work in the last 50 years and look at hopes and concerns for the future.

Success in Social Work Webinars

Professional Practice Webinar Series

Homes Not Hospitals Webinar Series

  1. BASW England and the Autism Alliance: Know Your Rights

    This initial webinar will include information and resources for individuals, families and social workers about the rights of autistic young people and adults, showing where things can go wrong and what action can be taken to prevent people reaching a crisis point.

  2. "BASW England and the Autism Alliance: What a good care needs assessment looks like" webinar

    This webinar will include information and resources for people, families and social workers about the key elements to consider whilst undertaking a care needs assessment for autistic people

  3. BASW & Autism Alliance: Working in Partnership with People and Families: part of the Homes not Hospitals webinar series
    This webinar explores the importance and value of working in partnership with people and families to enable young people and adults to be discharged from Assessment and Treatment Units as quickly as possible with the right accommodation and support in place.

Relationship Based Practice Week

Book Week Scotland 2020

Covid-19 Webinars

Connecting with Carers in Covid Series

This series of three webinars is produced jointly by BASW, RCN and RCPsych (National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health).

Other Covid-19 webinars

Listen again social work webinars

Digital Summit

  • BASW held a Digital Summit on 1 October 2019 to mark the launch of the Professional Development Programme, find the recordings for the three webinars below along with links to the accompanying learning materials;

    1. Movement for Social Approaches in Mental Health webinar
      This webinar looks at social approaches in mental health and refers to current research and evidence.

    2. The First 1000 Days webinar
      The Alcohol and Other Drugs Special Interest Group discusses impact of alcohol and other drugs between conception and aged 2 years.

    3. "What next for social work with older people?" webinar
      This webinar considers the importance of social work with older people, why this area of work needs particular expertise, and current developments in adult social care that impact on social work with older people.

80-20 Campaign webinar series - Relationship-based practice: working with children and families

See more on BASW's campaign activity in the Campaign Section

Take a look at some of our other webinars available below.

*BASW produces webinars to provide a platform for a range of perspectives across the social work sector. It does not necessarily reflect the views of BASW.

Social Work with Adults Who Have Learning Disabilities webinar
The diverse roles and tasks of child and family social workers webinar
"A Risky Time for Muslim Families Professionalised Counter radicalisation Networks" webinar
Alcohol and other Drugs Use Special Interest Group: "Older People and End of Life care" Webinar
Family Group Conference Webinar