Resources

Social services

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
adss.org.uk
Represents all the directors of adult social services in England and Northern Ireland. Responsible for providing or commissioning, the wellbeing, protection and care of hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people, as well as for the promotion of that wellbeing and protection wherever it is needed

British Association of Social Workers
basw.co.uk
The largest association representing social work and social workers in the UK. Here to help, support, advice and campaign on your behalf

Department of Health: social care
dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/index.htm
Works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, whilst enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity

General Social Care Council
gscc.org.uk
Responsible for setting standards of conduct and practice for social care workers and their employers, for regulating the workforce, and for regulating social work education and training

Social Care Association
socialcareassociation.co.uk
A UK organisation of individuals and corporate organisations involved in social care. This means all service user groups, children and adults and all job roles – Supporting Caring and Assisting people to live the kind of life they want with choice and independence

Social Work Admissions System/University and College Admissions Service
ucas.co.uk
The organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK