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"Really great experience! My coach was so thorough and provoked some interesting thoughts and conversations. I’ve found it so helpful."

A free and independent coaching service for social workers.

We offer coaching sessions that have been specifically designed for social work students and social workers at any stage in their career across the UK.

Our volunteer coaches, who are all qualified social workers, can offer you a confidential and safe space to reflect. They understand the challenges faced by the social work community.

They’ll listen and work with you to help you problem solve and find solutions to the personal and professional challenges you might face.

Support from a volunteer coach could help you with:

  • Impact of work role on personal life, health and wellbeing
  • Career planning or building your skills and confidence
  • Managing the demands of the role
  • Navigating change in your organisation

Together you’ll think about the support you may need in your practice and tools you can use to maintain your own wellbeing.

Coaching is designed to empower an individual to develop their skills, knowledge and performance through the support of a trained coach.

Register today and join 800 other social workers who have already benefitted from peer coaching!

The Social Work Professional Support Service offers an opportunity for:


to explore experiences, issues and emotions that have come up during practice.


to help explore behaviours and beliefs, career aspirations and personal goals.


to think about best practice guidance, career development and partnership working as well as tools to support you with your own wellbeing.

Completely independent and confidential.

The Social Work Professional Support Service was set up and is managed by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).

BASW have a dedicated Coaching Supervisor that is on hand to support our coaches to make sure everyone can make the most of the service.

Once signed up, you can book a slot with a volunteer trained coach who is a qualified social worker.