British Association of Social Workers


British Association of Social Workers

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is the largest professional association of social workers in the United Kingdom. [cite web |url=http://www.basw.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=256 |title=About BASW |accessdate=2008-04-08 ] It has created a code of ethics that outlines good social work practice and works to support social workers through education and resources. Headquartered in Birmingham, BASW has regional offices in England (Birmingham), Northern Ireland (Belfast), Scotland (Edinburgh), Wales (Swyddfa Cymru) (Penarth), and North Wales (Cymru Gogledd) (Pwllheli). [cite web |url=http://www.basw.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=61 |title=British Association of Social Workers: Contact |accessdate=2008-04-08]

BASW was formed in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Association of Child Care Officers, the Association of Family Case Workers, the Association of Psychiatric Social Workers, the Association of Social Workers, the Institute of Medical Social Workers, the Moral Welfare Workers' Association, and the Society of Mental Welfare Officers. These were all members of the Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers, which had been formed in 1962 to bring together the different branches of the profession and which was wound up on the formation of BASW (the National Association of Probation Officers was also a member, but decided against joining the new association).

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* [http://basw.co.uk British Association of Social Workers website]


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