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The Singapore Association of Social Workers is a professional body of Social Workers residing and working in Singapore. Established in 1971, it is the national professional association that represents Social Workers in Singapore.

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Interested in advancing Social Work as a profession and fostering high standards of Social Work in the country? Come and join the association as a member and participate in our activities to help to promote Social Work and social welfare on a national and international level.

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   Latest News & Updates

Outstanding Social Worker Award 2016

The Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) started in 1998. Organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers, it is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The awards are presented annually by the President of the Republic of Singapore at the Istana, followed by a Tea Reception hosted by the President for social workers in appreciation of the contributions of the profession to the society. OSWA 2016 will take place on 8 November 2016, 4pm, at the Istana.

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SWAAB Supervision Guidelines Focus Group Discussions (Aug – Sept 2016)

The Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board (SWAAB) has appointed a workgroup to look into the development of social work supervision guidelines in Singapore. The Workgroup comprises social workers with keen interest in social work supervision from the academia, government settings, medical social work settings and community-based agencies. The Workgroup has completed the first draft of the Social Work Supervision Guidelines and will be conducting focus group discussions (FGDs) to get feedback and inputs from the field.

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