BASW Policy on Social Work in Multi Displinary Mental Health Teams

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is the largest professional voice in
England for social workers. A significant proportion of BASW members have been
expressing concern regarding the lack of support that they are receiving to undertake their role effectively within mental health services. This report details the concerns and makes recommendations to address the concerns. In addition the paper addresses concerning reports of a move away from integrated services. BASW is very concerned that the improved service to service users that integrated services has enabled may be under serious threat.