The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the social work profession including an increased consideration for qualified social workers who have not been practicing in local authority frontline services to return to this area of practice. 

This webinar aims to support professionals as part of their transition to frontline practice exploring personal experiences, considerations, resilience and signposting of information and resources. The event is open to professionals from across the UK and priority booking will be offered to BASW members. 

Webinar panel members

Jon Dudley

Jon Dudley is Honorary Treasurer of BASW.  He started his social work career in 1978 as a trainee social worker.  Jon worked for a range of local authorities as well as third sector organisations and has also been engaged in social work training, practice development and service improvement projects. He is an active campaigner with the Austerity Action Group.

Allison Hulmes - Panel chair

Allison Hulmes is the national director for BASW Cymru and has been a social worker for 19 years. Her most recent social work role was as a Consultant Social Worker in an Integrated Family Support Team. Allison has worked in both adults and children’s safeguarding.

Gerry Nosowska

Gerry Nosowska is Chair of BASW.  She currently works for herself helping organisations to improve social care.  Gerry is particularly interested in support for practitioners, using evidence, social work with older people and combatting ageism. Gerry is co-host of the Helpful Social Work podcast.

Dr Neil Thompson

Dr Neil Thompson is an independent writer, educator and adviser. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities and has qualifications in social work; management; training and development; and mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as a first-class honours degree, a doctorate (PhD) and a higher doctorate (DLitt). Neil has over 300 publications to his name and was the founding editor of The British Journal of Occupational Learning and also previously edited the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss.

Accompanying resources

Law, Policy and Regulation

Practice Guidance

Find a range of Practice Guidance to support your practice including for;

  • Home Visits during Covid-19
  • Hospital Social Work with Adults
  • Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19
  • Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency contexts during Covid-19
  • End of Life social work during Covid-19