The Ashling Hotel, Dublin 7
|Time:||4pm (registration) 4:30pm start|
|Title:||IASW 47th AGM|
|Speakers:||Carolyn Ewart, Manager of the Northern Ireland Assoc. of Social Workers|
Chair: Frank Browne
Vice Chair & Time Keeper: John Brennan
Treasurer: Aine McGuirk
Company Secretary & Minute Taker: Danielle McGoldrick
16:00 Registration & Tea/Coffee
16:30 Welcome & Opening Address by Frank Browne, Chair of IASW
16:35 Leading the Change: the Challenges for Professional Bodies - Some Learning from the NIASW
Carolyn Ewart, Manager of the Northern Ireland Assoc. of Social Workers
17:15 AGM Business
18:30 Close of AGM
Nominations for the Board of Directors
There are 10 vacanices on the Board of Directors, and the IASW has received 10 nomination papers to stand of election for the IASW Board of Directors, from the following IASW Members;
Directors who wish to continue on the Board
Directors who will retired
Consitution: 'Rotation of Directors'
Article 60: The position of Chair shall be filled by election at the AGM. If this position is not filled at the AGM the members of the Board may elect from amongst themselves a Chair.
Article 61: The Treasurer and Vice Chair shall be appointed by the Board on such terms and conditions as they see fit.
Carolyn Ewart is country manager for NIASW and a social worker with 21 years’ experience. She joined BASW in April 2010 and during her time NIASW has grown substantially in membership, influence and reach. NIASW is now the recognised voice of the profession in Northern Ireland, regularly commenting in the media on social work issues.
NIASW has led policy in terms of the drive to reduce bureaucracy for social workers, involve social workers in whole system Health and Social Care reform agenda, campaigning against Universal Credit and the “Rape Clause,” and producing leading membership reports like “Above and Beyond” highlighting the contribution that social workers make to our society.
The team has grown and now has a dedicated social work and public affairs resource to support the profession and engage the public and politicians. NIASW now have a seat at key strategic tables and prides itself in working in partnership across the sector.
Prior to joining the team at BASW Carolyn worked for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) as a social worker and manager within the field of Mental Health. Whilst working as a manager Carolyn maintained her role as a practitioner by working both in and out of hours as an Approved Social Worker and Practice Assessor for the Approved Social Work programme. She also was an active and founder member of the NHSCT Emergency Response Team for 9 years. Prior to moving to mental health, she worked for the Homefirst, Causeway and Belfast Trusts within the field of mental health, learning disability and child protection.