About SWET

The Social Workers’ Educational Trust aims to assist qualified social workers to develop their knowledge and skills, encourage research into social work practice and education, and educate the public in the nature of social work.

We provide grants of up to £500 to individuals and up to £1000 to assist team learning. The Trustees consider grant applications at three meetings each year (usually February, June and October). We also award three annual scholarships of £3,000 each (usually in June). Applicants need to complete a simple application form if they wish to be considered for a grant or scholarship.

The Trust was established as an independent charity in 1972 on the initiative of the British Association of Social Workers. It is a registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registered Charity number 313789) and operates throughout England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It remains independent of BASW, with its own Trustees.

Information Leaflet

The Advancement of Social Work

Studies in Social Work to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Social Workers’ Educational Trust 1972-2022

Edited by David Pitcher and Beverley Burke, this collection of essays will be of interest to everyone involved in social work practice and education, from those considering it as a profession to students, experienced workers, academics and everyone seeking to know what contemporary social work is about.

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