Scottish Association of Social Workers


BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK, with offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In Scotland we are known as SASW, the Scottish Association of Social Work, part of BASW UK. We're here to promote the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the wellbeing of social workers. BASW has established an arm’s length trade union, the Social Workers Union (SWU) which together with our Advice & Representation Service offers a range of services to improve the protection of our members in the workplace.