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First draft of BASW's Articles of Association and Regulations are now available to view as part of our member consultation. Find out how you can take part

Many members will now be aware that BASW is undertaking a review of our constitutional and governance arrangements and as part of this members have already been sharing views on our Articles of Association (The Articles)

The Articles underpin the purpose and objectives of BASW and cover how the association is led by our members. Our aspiration is to have a constitution that will promote BASW as an outward facing organisation that is an even better champion of social workers and the people we work with.

We have been working with our solicitors, Bates Wells & Braithwaite, to draft the new constitutional documents. This involves drafting new Articles (this is the updated name for the Byelaws).

A first draft is now available for members to review. These have been produced following feedback from members as part of the online consultation that has been running since July 2017.

We would now like to consult with members on these draft Articles of Association and the Regulations and seek your further input.  

To help shape this consultation, we have also proposed some key areas for discussion which are set out in the summary document below.  

Click here to download the new draft of the new Articles.

Click here to download a summary of the proposals and some key questions for members to consider.

Members are encouraged to review the summary document and full draft Articles of Association as part of the consultation process.

How to take part

There are a number of ways to take part in the consultation: -

  • Members can review the Articles and summary document (above) and provide feedback via email at 
  • Join us on 4th January 2018 from 10.00am to 12.00pm for a free webinar. This is an opportuntiy to discuss the Articles draft with BASW 
  • Join us on 4th January 2018 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm for an open meeting in Room 13, NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
  • Members can also take part in a survey here to provide feedback on specific parts of the first draft.

We hope you will take this opportunity to contribute your views to this extremely important work for BASW.