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  • Who are social workers?
    Social Workers are social service providers with recognised social work qualifications.

    Who are accredited?
    To find out if your social worker is accredited, click here.

  • The Accreditation System for Social Workers and Social Service Practitioners was launched on 1 April 2009 by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service and Singapore Association of Social Workers. The framework is owned by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

    The Accreditation System is overseen by the Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board which is appointed by the Ministry. It is administered by the Accreditation Secretariat of the Singapore Association of Social Workers.


About Accreditation

Objectives

The Accreditation System for Social Workers and Social Service Practitioners was launched on 1 April 2009 by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service and Singapore Association of Social Workers. The framework is owned by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

The accreditation system was put in place to:

  1. ensure professional standards of Social Work practice;
  2. promote continuing education and training of Social Workers and Social Service Practitioners;
  3. groom leaders to guide young Social Workers and Social Service Practitioners; and
  4. improve the professional image of Social Workers and Social Service Practitioners.

        Quick Links for Accreditation
  1. SWAAB Annual Report 2015
  2. Categories and Criteria for Accreditation
  3. Recognised Social Work Qualifications
  4. Application for Accreditation
  5. Code of Professional Ethics
  6. Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  7. Renewal
  8. Complaints

Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board

The Accreditation System is overseen by the Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board (SWAAB) which is appointed by the Ministry. It is administered by the Accreditation Secretariat of the Singapore Association of Social Workers.

The terms of reference for the Board are to:

  1. approve or reject applications for accreditation and renewal as it may think fit;
  2. uphold standards of professional conduct and code of ethics of the social work profession through the accreditation system;
  3. review the mechanisms needed to maintain the professional practice of social workers;
  4. provide thought and professional leadership on the development of social work and its professionals in Singapore, including policies, training and development and standards of practice; and
  5. provide consultations and inputs on issues affecting the profession and initiatives targeted at the development of social workers.

The Board comprises 11 members as follows:

  

Chairman:

 

Ms Ang Bee Lian
Director of Social Welfare
Ministry of Social and Family Development

 

Vice-Chairman:

 

Ms Tina Hung
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
National Council of Social Service

 

Members:

Ms Agnes Chia
President
Singapore Association of Social Workers

A/P Esther Goh
Head, Department of Social Work
National University of Singapore

Mr Abdul Halim Aliman
Director, Community Outreach & Development
JAMIYAH Singapore 

Ms Long Chey May
Head, Medical Social Services
Jurong Health Services

Ms Morene Sim
Director
inlingua School of Languages

Dr Peace Wong
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work
National University of Singapore

A/P Seng Boon Kheng
Vice Dean and Head, Social Work Programme
School of Human Development and Social Services
SIM University

Dr Katijah Dawood
Executive Director
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities - THK Centre for Family Harmony

Ms Julia Lee
Director, Department of Social Work 
TOUCH Seniors Activity Centre
TOUCH Community Services


Functions of the Accreditation Secretariat


The functions of the Secretariat are to:

  1. process and approve straightforward applications and renewal of applications;
  2. provide secretariat support to the Board;
  3. conduct public education and promote the Accreditation System to potential applicants;
  4. maintain records of accredited social workers and social service practitioners;
  5. answer queries;
  6. update accredited members on training and other matters; and
  7. review the training matrix/CPE credits.

 

Members of the Accreditation Secretariat


Head: Ms Nancy Teo
Assistant Head : Ms Jerene Chua
Senior Executive (Research and Policy) : Ms Joelle Tan
Senior Administrative Executive: Ms Jean Ng

 

 

Accreditation Secretariat, SASW
Tel: (65) 6778 7922    Fax: (65) 6778 0609
Blk 324 Clementi Ave 5   #01-209
Singapore 120324




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