Singapore Association of Professional Social Workers (SAPSW) and Singapore Association of Medical Social Workers (SAMSW) were merged to form the present Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW).
- Ministry of Education (MOE) set up its 1st social work unit in support of the schools’ effort to help children in need of counselling.
- Medical Social Workers celebrated their 25th anniversary from 28 October 1973 to 3rd November 1973.
SASW and the Social Work Unit of Ministry of Education organised a joint seminar on ‘Problem Children or Children with Problems’.
SASW held a series of successful coffee sessions to discuss topics on improving public image of Social Work and reviving interests of Social Work
A pilot Family Service Centre (FSC) was set up at Macpherson
The Pung Eng Huat Memorial Lecture Fund was established by the Association.
The first Family Service Centre (FSC), Ang Mo Kio Social Service Centre was set-up.
Mrs Ling-Saw Wei Ling, SASW’s representative to IFSW, attended the 10th Social Workers World Conference held in Stockholm.
SASW and the Department of Social Work and Psychology of the National University of Singapore hosted the 10th Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work from 28 to 30 Aug 1989
A Brain Flow committee was set up to address concerns pertaining to the welfare of social workers in the various organisations.
The Executive Committee of SASW submitted a proposal to the 25th anniversary endowment fund for funding the capital and operating costs of the FRTC. The proposal was accepted and $450,000 was granted towards the development of FRTC
- Family Resource Training Centre (FRTC) was established as a training organisation for social services in Singapore.
- Social workers celebrated 40th anniversary of the Social Work Profession in Singapore
The term “Fellows” for honorary members who are professionally trained was introduced.
SASW submitted proposal to Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports on the Registration of Social Workers in Singapore.
The Ministry of Community Development (MCD) set up a task force comprising MCD, NCSS and SASW to address the issue of need for recognition and registration of Social Workers.
- A Social Worker who became the 6th President of Singapore – the late His excellency Mr S R Nathan
- Ms Sudha Nair and Ms Winnie Phoon were the first two winners to receive the Outstanding Social Workers Award.
- The first President’s Tea for Social Workers was held at the Istana
- The first Social Work Induction Camp was organised.
The Professional Code of Ethics was reviewed, and an elaborated version was developed
A Manual on Social Work Supervision was introduced
- The Medical Social Work (MSW) Chapter was launched
- A Public Education booklet on Social Work to introduce Social Work to the public was released
- Associate Professor Ngiam Tee Liang became the 1st NUS Social Work lecturer to be a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP)
- Dr Mohamed Maliki Bin Osman, was the 2nd NUS Social Work lecturer, after Dr S Vasoo, to be elected as Member of the Parliament
- The School Social Work Pro-tem committee was initiated
- SASW advocated work against WSQ’s Social Work Competency Plan
- The Social Service Training Institute (SSTI), together with the Monash University launched the Monash Bachelor of Social Work (Singapore) degree.
The Registration of Singapore Social Workers was launched by SASW
The School Social Work (SSW) Chapter was formally set up in September 2005.
Social Work as a profession is included in the Workforce Development Agency’s Social Service Competency Map.
- SASW organised its second Minister Dialogue with Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for MCYS.
- SASW started a Course Accreditation Scheme ‘Accreditation Project Rebuild’.
The first ASIST Train-the Trainer Programme in Singapore was launched by SASW.
- The School Social Work Chapter (SSW) organised a multi-platform learning session on 7 March 2014.
- A 2-Day Social Work Professional Ethics Training Course, the first of its kind, was launched by SASW.
- The National Social Work Competency Framework (NSWCF) was launched.
- The Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board (SWAAB) organised a seminar– “Social Work Supervision: Challenges and Advances” to provide supervisors with a platform to learn together as a community of supervisors and to initiate reviews on current supervisory practices.
- The SASW-MOH Supervision Programme was launched.
- SASW Code of Professional Ethics 3rd Edition was completed and approved at the Annual General Meeting.
- Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board (SWAAB) launched the Social Work Supervision Guidelines.
- ‘PULSE’ was launched in February 2017. It was a platform formed to foster the generation of ground up ideas and partnerships in response to social issues.
- The Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board (SWAAB) commemorated its 10th Anniversary.
- OSWA’s 20th Anniversary was commemorated during the Award presentation ceremony.
- SASW’s Mentoring Programme was launched in November.
- SASW office and Family Resource & Training Centre was given a full makeover for the first time in many years.