Campaign Fund calls for bids from Wales

Social Workers Union (SWU) Campaign Fund, BASW Cymru - The professional association for social work and social workers

Join SWU and BASW Cymru on June 28th from 12:30-13:30 for this online Community of Practice.

The General Secretary of the Social Workers Union (SWU) John McGowan and SWU Executive Wales Representative Anna Collins will be visiting Cardiff to urge social workers to take a stand about the issues which affect them.

Social Workers are invited to find out more about how the SWU Campaign Fund could help them raise awareness of issues which they see in their work and among the vulnerable people they support.

The Campaign Fund currently supports a range of activities including campaigning for more part-time social work roles, supporting organisations to become neuro-inclusive, and improving bursaries for social work students in Scotland and England. We have successfully campaigned in Wales alongside social work students and BASW Cymru, resulting in the Welsh Government increasing funding for student support by over 50%.

Campaigners working on the media code for reporting on social workers have also been busy meeting the media industry. Following support from the press regulator IMPRESS, SWU wrote to all editors of national newspapers to promote the guidance and has held meetings with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) and the National Union of Journalists.

Whether you are an existing SWU member or considering joining SWU, join us on Wednesday June 28th from 12:30-13:30 to discuss campaign ideas with John and Anna. Book your free place at this online event here:

John McGowan commented, “Our Campaign Fund is there for social workers to help get their voice heard. No matter how big or small the challenge, if social work professionals think that having a campaign will help address the challenges that they see every day, we are happy to receive applications for support from them.”

Simon Francis, founder member of Campaign Collective which has partnered with SWU to deliver the Campaign Fund, commented, “We have now helped over eleven groups of social workers through the Fund, but there is room for more and we would urge social workers and social work students in Wales to get in touch.”

Social workers and social work students in Wales can get in touch with the Union to discuss ideas by emailing:

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