S-Anon’s Twelve Concepts of Service illustrate that Twelfth Step work can be accomplished on a broad scale. The Concepts are guidelines for the World Service Office staff, the Board of Trustees, standing committees, and World Service Conference members to relate to each other and to groups.

1

The ultimate responsibility and authority for S-Anon world services belongs to the S-Anon groups.

2

The S-Anon Family Groups have delegated complete administrative and operational authority to their Conference and its service arms.

3

The Right of Decision makes effective leadership possible.

4

Participation is the key to harmony.

5

The Rights of Appeal and Petition protect minorities and assure that they be heard.

6

The Conference acknowledges the primary administrative responsibility of the Trustees.

7

The Trustees have legal rights while the rights of the Conference are traditional.

8

The Board of Trustees delegates full authority for routine management of the S-Anon headquarters to its executive committees.

9

Good personal leadership at all service levels is a necessity. In the field of World Service, the Board of Trustees assumes the primary leadership.

10

Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority and double-headed management is avoided.

11

The World Service Office is composed of an Executive Director and staff members.

12

The spiritual foundation for S-Anon’s World Services is contained in the General Warranties of the Conference, Article 12 of the Charter.