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. The consultation is due to close on 5th January 2018.
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 email@example.com
Thank you to members who took part in the meetings and webinars on 14th and 15th December. A further two open meetings are planned on 4th January 2018 from 10.00am to 12.00 and 1.00pm to 3.00pm in a Central London venue. These events will be open to all via webinar. More information to follow soon.
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.