Wed Feb 14 2024
While the lure of greater flexibility and higher pay may be attractive, there are some important things to consider before becoming an agency social worker, writes Colin Anderson.
Thu Nov 03 2022
Agency social workers and independent social workers brought their employment, legal, and practice-based questions to a panel of experts from the SWU/BASW Advice and Representation Service and SWU’s Legal Advisor from Morrish Solicitors.
Wed Aug 31 2022
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Social Work Employment Services (SWES) and the Social Workers Union (SWU) sign milestone formal bargaining agreement.
Fri Aug 12 2022
Working in the adult social care sector for 25 years, and after spending ten years in permanent social work roles across a number of local authorities, EL decided to move to agency social work. She appointed an umbrella company, through recommendation of her agency, to manage her payroll and was stunned when she received a letter from HMRC to tell her she may be involved in a tax avoidance scheme.
Fri Aug 05 2022
Working in the social care sector for over 25 years, including working as an agency social worker, it took the recent pandemic and illness for LK to truly look at the charges and services her umbrella company provided and why joining Social Work Employment Services gives her peace of mind.
Thu Jul 28 2022
Agency social workers have a lot to think about when it comes to umbrella companies. CEO and founder of Professional Passport, Crawford Temple, answers some of the most commonly asked questions around holiday pay, rate of pay and expenses.