SWAN UK Steering Committee 2015-2016

There are no requirements for nominating yourself to the steering committee, other than a willingness to get involved and passion for the network! A person is simply (re)nominated and seconded by other Swan members, a small form is filled in, and providing no objections are made they become/continue as a committee member. This year sees our largest steering committee in action, with a wide variance in age, geographical location, type of involvement with social work, knowledge and expertise. This allows new members to shadow the longer-serving members, and continue to energise the network.

The steering group primarily communicates via teleconferences, with at least one annual face-to-face meeting. Naturally, people attend as they are able and SWAN aims to be as flexible, inclusive and enabling as possible.

National Steering Group Social Work Action Network- 2015-16

Barrie Levine  Meabh Savage Linda Smith   
Terry Murphy  Sally Rymer  Vasilios Ioakimidis    
John Docherty   Wayne Millard     Raksha Sidhu     
June Sadd   Peter Beresford  Bob Williamson-Findlay 
Reima Ana Maglajlic   Alissa De Luca-Ruane   Scott Glasgow           
Des McDermid    Mark Baldwin Iain Ferguson    –  Treasurer    
Shelley Ferguson – Deputy Convenor     Micheal Lavalette – National Convenor  

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