This Committee pre-dates BASW, having been in existence since at least 1966. From the time of the minutes of 16 March 1967 until 29 May 1970, the Committee was held under the auspices of the Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers. There were a number of sub-committees, whose minutes often appear as agenda items on committee papers. The International Relations Committee was disbanded in 1979. The International Relations Advisory Panel held its first meeting on 21 March 1980.