Over three-quarters of social work roles are not offered on a part-time or flexible-hours basis, although there has been a slight increase in rate since last year.
Social workers deserve a safe and healthy workplace and SWU will continue to campaign for this on behalf of our members, and to fight for better resources for people who use social services.
New SWU Assistant General Secretary announced and “How in 2023 do we improve on stress and working conditions for UK social workers?”
We invite members and new faces alike to visit us at our stall at the COMPASS Jobs Fair in Birmingham on March 20th.
Social workers are invited to attend this free professional lecture by Professor Jermaine Ravalier on March 23rd at 6pm in Bath.
SWU General Secretary John McGowan and SWU Ambassador Professor Jermaine Ravalier contribute to new research paper in the British Journal of Social Work. Why the topic of reflective supervision? Support from colleagues, peers, and managers can act as a Read more
Results from the Food Is Care campaign group survey show how widespread food poverty is in the UK.
The figures from the Food Is Care survey (December 2021 – January 2022) have uncovered a scale of food poverty and insecurity not seen before. According to the new research, two-thirds (64%) of social workers have reported concerns about families being able to provide food for children.
The Social Workers Union (SWU) conducted a survey of its members in January 2022 in conjunction with LBC Radio to highlight the pressures facing staff in social work and the changes that may be needed to address them. Almost 1000 of you responded and shared some powerful stories with us about your experiences and the pressures of social work.
It is well known that one of the best support mechanisms for the psychological wellbeing of social workers is support from both peers and managers. Over the last three years SWU, BASW, and myself at Bath Spa University have been Read more
The ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working Conditions: Good Practice Toolkit’ is continued evidence of the commitment of BASW & SWU to create positive working conditions for Social Workers, but we need more than just a toolkit to thrive in social Read more