Social work profession bill in final stage of drafting – Rina

Social work profession bill in final stage of drafting – Rina

PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) is in the final stage of drafting the Social Work Profession Bill, said its Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun. (pix)

She said the bill was being drafted to recognise social work as a profession where those in the profession would be required to register and will be issued with a certificate by the Social Work Profession Council.

“The formulation of the bill is important to face social challenges and to safeguard the welfare and well-being of the people, especially children, women, the vulnerable senior citizens, people with disabilities and the needy,“ she said in a statement today.

The statement was issued in conjunction with the Social Workers Appreciation Night held to commemorate the 2021 World Social Work Day celebration yesterday.

As of December 2020, there are 3,814 officers in various grades serving as social workers in the Social Welfare Department (JKM).

Social work is an activity carried out by professionally trained social workers to improve the well -being and social functioning of an individual, family, group, organisation or community. -Bernama