National Director for BASW
Maris has been the National Director for BASW England since 2013. Since qualifying as a social worker in 1984, Maris has worked in a variety of operational and strategic leadership roles for a range of voluntary and statutory organisations, both in the UK and overseas. Maris has worked for Save the Children in Bosnia Herzegovina as a Child Protection Adviser, as Manager for the Panel of Unaccompanied Refugee Children, Director for the British Red Cross Nottinghamshire as well as a variety of children and adult service roles in Local Authorities. Maris has managed children in need, safeguarding children in care services and has been instrumental in the development of strategic partnerships, integrated service planning, policy development and commissioning. .