How to develop and write a policy submission
The Australian Association of Social Workers’ (AASW) ‘Code of Ethics’ underlines the important role that the AASW has in promoting a just and fair society through the pursuit of social justice and effective social policy at all levels of society. Policy submissions are an important part of any social advocacy movement as they provide an avenue for communicating directly with key decision makers.
The AASW has a long history in developing policy submissions at all levels of government advocating for the rights of individuals, groups and communities, and the profession itself. Given its significance, the AASW has developed a document to provide social workers with a guide on how to engage in policy practice focusing on the development of formal policy submissions.
You can access the document here: AASW Policy & Advocacy How to develop a policy submission