Developing a Policy Submission-The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework…….

Introduction The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework for developing your policy submission. Developing a policy submission is a fundamental skill for social workers and human services professionals who wish to participate effectively in policy processes. These notes provide further guidelines for your assessment task and discuss generally the issues involved in developing a policy submission and associated strategy. What is a policy submission? A policy submission is defined here as a policy document prepared by an individual or an organisation with the specific intention of influencing the course of action of other participants in policy processes. A submission should always be conceptualised as part of a broader strategy designed to influence policy processes and outcomes. Social workers and human services workers are frequently called upon to write and present submissions. In both the non-government and government sectors, policy submissions are one of the principal means through which organisations attempt to influence policy. Skills in submission writing and presentation are widely perceived as core professional skills. It is useful to view
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Developing a Policy Submission 3003HSV – Student Notes Assessment task For this assessment item, students select a topic or policy issue and develop a policy submission on that topic. Length: 2,000 words Total marks: out of 100 Weight: 50% Introduction The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework for developing your policy submission. Developing a policy submission is a fundamental skill for social workers and human services professionals who wish to participate effectively in policy processes. These notes provide further guidelines for your assessment task and discuss generally the issues involved in developing a policy submission and associated strategy. What is a policy submission? A policy submission is defined here as a policy document prepared by an individual or an organisation with the specific intention of influencing the course of action of other participants in policy processes. A submission should always be conceptualised as part of a broader strategy designed to influence policy processes and outcomes. Social workers and human services workers are frequently called upon to write and present submissions. In both the non-government and government sectors, policy submissions are one of the principal means through which organisations attempt to influence policy. Skills in submission writing and presentation are widely perceived as core professional skills. It is useful to view the making of submissions as both “product” and “process”. It is “product” in the sense that it typically involves the production of a document – “the submission”. It is “process” in the sense that the document itself does not stand alone. “Making a submission” involves a range of processes designed to influence policy and maximise the likely effectiveness of the written document. In your assessment task, you are asked to focus on the submission as product. It is also useful to distinguish amongst a number of…