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Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagment – Debate Summary

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on “Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagement: An evening with BASW”. This debate was used for crowdsourcing social workers opinions and will be considered by BASW for a further guide in relation to social workers’ engagement on social media. We also would like to thank … Continue reading

Why BASW developed a Social Media Policy – By Fran McDonnell (BASW Policy Officer)

Social media is a growing issue for social workers, in terms of how they employ these communications platforms in their professional and personal lives. We see its prevalence in discussions about our case work, in the press, in debates at conferences and, of course, in social media discussions. As the professional association for social work … Continue reading

Bridging the social media divide – an Opinion piece by Nushra Mansuri (Professional Officer BASW)

Technology is firmly now part and parcel of our daily lives, embedded in our culture and transcending our whole lives – professional, personal and those grey areas in between. So what are the rules of engagement for those of us who are either qualified and registered social workers or those on the pathway to qualification? … Continue reading

Social Media for Social Work and the ethics of online engagment – An evening with BASW (@BASW_UK) @SWSCmedia

The increasing use of social media and its applications have dramatically changed and continue to change the manner in which people communicate and exchange information. This has brought about significant developments as well as challenges for everyone including those not present on social media. Therefore, in today’s debate we are pleased to have @BASW_UK as … Continue reading

Frontline: The Fast-track Social Work Training Scheme… @SWSCmedia Debate

Thank you for joining @SWSCmedia debate on Frontline and for sharing your views.  We are very pleased to have offered the first public open debate about Frontline where all participants could express their views directly to Josh MacAlister (the Founder and project lead for Frontline). We also would like to thank Josh MacAlister for participating in … Continue reading

Frontline: The Fast-track Social Work Training Scheme… @SWSCmedia Debate

There has been much said about Frontline, the newly proposed fast-track social work qualifying programme, in different papers and media including the BBC, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Independent, and there have also been various consultations. However, there has never been the opportunity for professionals, social workers, users and providers of services, academics, organisation and … Continue reading

Frontline Project and Social Work: An opinion piece by Josh MacAlister for @SWSCmedia Debate

It’s been an exciting and busy time for Frontline over the last few weeks and we have high hopes for the future. I am now working full time to make Frontline, a programme to boost the number of high potential graduates and career switchers in children’s social work, a reality. Never far from my thoughts … Continue reading

Partnership and Empowerment: by Dr. Neil Thompson

In my training and consultancy work I often encounter a degree of negativity towards the ideas of partnership and empowerment. This largely comes from a belief that, while they may well be worthwhile ideals, they are deemed not to be achievable in practice. I have some sympathy with that view, in so far as I … Continue reading

Doing Social Work in between the cracks… An All Party Parliamentary Group examines the State of Social Work in U.K.

On 30th of October, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Social Work heard evidence from two frontline practitioners about the current state of social work. The APPG was launched earlier this year and was established following lobbying from the British Associate of Social Workers (BASW). The APPG is chaired by MP Ann Clwyd and … Continue reading

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Social Media – By Claudia Megele

Social work operates within a knowledge economy and one in which its practitioners are expected to take responsibility for their own training and development. But, even in this age of social media-borne knowledge, the profession seems to lack the cultural orientation and fundamental awareness and expertise in knowledge transfer and knowledge management. It is vital, … Continue reading

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