National Committees

BASW is a member-led organisation and is proud of its democratic and accountable structures.

England Committee

The committee are elected to serve for two years by BASW England members at our Annual Meeting. There is an elected chair and deputy chair, who also serve for two years. The committee works with BASW staff, particularly the BASW England Manager and Executive Officer, to discuss current issues for social work and decide what the priorities for BASW England are. The Committee agrees and monitors progress against our key document, the England Development Plan.

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Wales Committee

There is a very active and vibrant committee in Wales which has seen a significant increase in membership in the country. There are many positive initiatives to which all current members apply their own particular personal skills and experiences. The committee meets six times per annum (three of these by telephone conference). Committee members come from all parts of Wales and have a wide range of experiences.

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Northern Ireland Committee

The Northern Ireland Committee meets approximately ten times per year (usually on a six weekly basis). There can be up to a maximum of 15 members sitting on the Committee. Members are elected for three years and have an option of a further three years dependent on election. Work is carried out between meetings along with NIASW staff.

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Scotland Committee

Scotland Committee is the governing body of the work of SASW. It meets four times per year and by telephone conference on two further occasions. Two Committee members serve as UK BASW Council members. The Committee steers the work of SASW in meeting members needs including study and seminar opportunities, responding to government and Scottish Consultations, campaigning for improvements in providing social work services, maintaining links with UK and International social work developments and any other concerns brought to the Committee by members.

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