Welcome to the Social Workers Union Welcome to the Social Workers Union

Expert support

BASW launched The Social Workers Union in 2011. As a BASW member you are currently entitled to become a member of the Social Workers Union for a small sum.*

About Us

What is SWU and how is it different from other unions?
Find out more about the Union

SWU's Appointment System

How to get a quick appointment with SWU officials
Get quick access with our appointments system

SWU's Q&A Guides to Problems at Work

Advice on problems you might encounter
Get expert advice relating to employment issues

FAQs - All About SWU

Frequently Asked Questions about the SWU
Get answers to your questions about the SWU

SWU Newsletter

Click here to download February's SWU Newsletter.

Why Join?

Why join & Why you might need us?
Why SWU is the fastest growing trade union in the UK


Testimonials from members about the SWU service
Read what members say about the SWU

Constitutional Matters

Important governance details about SWU
Learn more about our rules and union management

FAQs - The Support We Offer

Frequently Asked Questions about our support
Get answers to your questions about how we can support you

* An annual fee of up to £20 depending on employment status