Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

The AASW is committed to Reconciliation, and our Reconciliation Action Plans are important steps in our journey.

AASW RAP 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan details the commitment the AASW makes to elevating and amplifying the voices, cultures and knowledges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to foster a better, fairer society led by our values of caring for everyone. 

We will rememember past injustices and racist policies the profession of social work has been involved in, and continuously learn and grow from this history to foster meaningful relationships which embody respect, honesty, the right to self-determination, transparency and knowledge sharing with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

AASW RAP 2020-2022

Our 2020-2022 Reconciliation Action Plan contains detailed actions that are ambitious and achievable. We aim to improve our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social workers within the Association and increase membership of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social workers. 

The AASW vision for reconcilliation is one where all Australians hear and learn the truth of our past, and acy in the present to progress a just society which represents all of us.

RAP 2017–2019

Our RAP involves the AASW working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to test and trial approaches that build relationships, show respect and improve opportunities. It will enable us to continue to build the right foundations for long-term outcomes.

RAP 2013–2016

The AASW’s first RAP, launched at the AGM on 23 November 2013, recognises the special place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians. It also demonstrates respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing through incorporation into social work theory and practice.

The RAP sets out to facilitate social workers becoming better informed about working with First Australians to achieve the provision of culturally competent, safe and sensitive practice.