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Capabilities statement for social workers working with autistic adults

Understanding what is important to adults with learning disabilities and/or autism helps practitioners and organisations make meaningful contributions to their lives and those around them. BASW's Liz Howard explains how new capabilities statement resources provide social workers with the means to capture the voices and experiences of people and families to shape our learning, development and growth as a profession.

Learning Disability Week: our role in ending discrimination

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It's Learning Disability Week. BASW (the British Association of Social Workers) and SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence) have launched new resources to support the capabilities of social workers in their work with autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities. These resources are freely available on the BASW website and will support individuals and organisations to implement the capabilities statements and CPD pathways.

Finding our strength in unusual times

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ripples and reflections in a pond

Claire Wood is a first placement social work student from Bradford College. She is currently placed at Roshni Ghar, a mental health charity providing culturally appropriate, responsive services for South Asian women experiencing mental ill health. Like many in her situation, her placement has been paused because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Claire offers some honest, empathic and ultimately positive reflections on the world we find ourselves in and suggests how we can look out for each other, professionally and personally, in these most unusual of times.

Learning Disability Week: adult social work's statement of intent

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capabilities statement and continuing professional development pathway

I am delighted the capability statement for social work practice has been published this week to coincide with Learning Disability Week. The principles of human rights, social justice and valuing the dignity and worth of each individual are at the …

BASW and RiPfA unite on projects to improve social work practice

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One of the reasons I chose social work as a profession is the way it constantly evolves to take on new challenges, skills and responsibilities. As much as we lead the way in person-centred care, we also react to the …

Alcohol and other drug use: we must support adults as well as children

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My latest guest blogger, Professor Sarah Galvani, leads UK research on substance use in social work education and practice. Her work includes a focus on alcohol and other drug use in association with a range of social and health care …

Why social work must be at the heart of a new vision for social care

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Many of you will have seen the announcement from the First Secretary of State, Damian Green outlining the next steps on reform of adult social care. As people are living longer and the population ages, the Government recognises the need …