These groups of members work together to influence UK policy and and share knowledge and expertise.

Children and Families

The Children and Families PPEG promotes good practice in children and family social work by disseminating information and seeking to influence UK policy. The group includes academic members, senior managers and social workers. The group’s work includes responding to government calls for evidence and contributing to the ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ statutory guidance.

Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice PPEG recognises the important interface between social work and the criminal and youth justice systems. The PPEG values the contributions of members from a range of social work backgrounds to influence BASW policies and formulate responses to relevant government consultations and reforms. Members are concerned with a range of issues including: the protection of rights, ethical offender management, working with children and families and the integration of social work interventions in the rehabilitation of offenders.

Mental Health

The influential Mental Health PPEG consists of experienced practitioners in mental health and mental capacity. The group influences UK policy and aims to make mental health social work practice more humane and ethical. The group’s work includes a submission to the Mental Health Act review.

Social Work with Adults

The England-specific Social Work with Adults PPEG was established promote social work with adults. The group is continuing work on an adult social care green paper and took an active role in the formation of the capabilities statement for social work in England who work with older people.

Student & Newly Qualified

The main aim of the group is to give a voice to student’s and newly qualified social workers in support of the BASW 2020 vision. With recognition that these groups are the future of social work, we will share knowledge and ideas with other PPEG groups and wider social work to assist forging a positive future for social work and social workers.

The group is currently working on a webinar about getting your first social work role. There will be a panel of experts, students and newly qualified social workers to take questions.