SWAN elects our National Steering Committee each year during the AGM, usually held on the second morning of our excellent annual conferences. All members are encouraged to attend the AGM.

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