The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is pleased to announce that the legal transfer of functions from The College of Social Work (TCSW) to the BASW Trust has been formally agreed and signed.
The agreement for the transfer was signed at the end of September. All functions will be going live within BASW's website during October. This includes:
• The Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).
• A suite of publications - including evidence informed reports, TCSW magazine Social Work Matters and policy documents.
• The CPD endorsement framework; including an established process and supporting materials to evaluate and endorse post qualifying learning and development programmes.
• The opportunity to progress dialogue with TCSW’s three faculties (Children and Families, Adults and Mental Health) and the Professional Assembly (PA) to support strong professional leadership and resources that will strengthen social work standards, promote the profession and give social workers a strong voice.
BASW Chair Guy Shennan stated it is essential for the functions to remain within the social work profession, and that BASW as an independent and member-led professional association is the best possible home for them: “To hold and further develop these functions is entirely consistent with our 2020 Vision to be the strong independent voice of social work and social workers, and we believe will assist in the realisation of this vision.”
“I would like to express our appreciation to the College for the work they have done in developing these important functions and resources, and to thank Jo Cleary and Annie Hudson in particular for their assistance during the transfer period. We want to assure College members that BASW will protect and nurture this part of their legacy.”
Find out more via the BASW website.