The British Association of Social Workers is the largest professional association of registered social workers and qualified care managers in the United Kingdom. They have recently launched an Anti-Poverty Practice Guide for Social Work. In this Guide, BASW as the professional body for social work, aims to support the practice of social workers when working with people living in poverty.
Poverty is an everyday reality for those needing and using social work services, and yet models and debates about anti-poverty social work practice and policies are underdeveloped. Thus, the Guide provide knowledge acquired from researchers, professionals, and families and communities to social workers to inform strategic policies and guide practice.
The work to develop the Anti-Poverty Practice Guide for Social Work started because of BASW members’ concerns about the increasing amount of poverty levels they were seeing and expanding inequality between different social groups.
BASW will be promoting this guide and highlighting some of its content as part of Challenge Poverty Week. To find more information and access the guide, please follow this link.