School Social Work Chapter


To improve professionalism in School Social Work (SSW).

To develop guidelines for professional practice standards in SSW.

To promote continuing education and training in SSW.

To advocate for the improvement in service conditions in the delivery of SSW.

To educate stakeholders of the school system on the importance and relevance of SSW.


Professional Development



Resource Development

Advocacy & Networking

Dialogue with stakeholders

Inter-professional networking among school personnel, school counsellors and school Social Workers

Who are eligible?

Registered Social Workers (RSW)

Associate members of SASW

Entry Requirements:

Has been or will be deployed to work within the next 3 months directly or indirectly in the school setting.
(a) 200 hours of supervised clinical or specialised practice in either casework and counseling or in a recognised specialised field.
(b) 1,000 hours of supervised direct social work or social service practice.
Kindly refer to the application form for details on the requirements for Chapter membership. The form could be downloaded from here.

What are the benefits?

Recognition by service users that you are professionally supported and regulated by a specialised body.

Receive continued professional development through specialised courses and networking opportunities.

Enjoy a platform for coming together to discuss and be informed on issues affecting your practice.

Enjoy the privilege to dialogue and network with strategic partners who have influence on your professional practice.

Be part of a collective voice in advocacy.

How to apply for membership?

Step 1: Download application form from the SASW website
Step 2: Fill in and send a hard copy together with supporting documents and a passport size photo
Step 3: Send the completed form to:

School Social Work Chapter
c/o Singapore Association of Social Workers
Block 324 Clementi Avenue 5 #01-209
Singapore 120324

Information on Membership

Chapter membership shall be aligned with membership and registration (if applicable) with the Singapore Association of Social Workers.

Criteria for renewal of Chapter membership shall come into effect on the 2nd renewal of one’s Chapter membership.

Who to contact for further clarification and queries?
Mrs Tan-Wu Mei Ling at Tel: 6286 9905 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it