Guides/Research Papers

Social Work Supervision in Singapore: Innovative Ways to Chart the Bare Essentials (Seminar 2017)

Social Work Supervision Guidelines 2017

Person centred approach in care transition

Social Work Supervision Guidelines 2021

Defining Criminal Justice Social Work in Singapore

Defining Criminal Justice Social Work in Singapore, by Mr Roger Tan & Ms Jaena Teo, January 2021


Outstanding Social Worker Award 2020 Presentation Ceremony

The Outstanding Social Worker Award 2020 Presentation Ceremony was held virtually on 23 November 2020. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the following winners:

Outstanding Social Worker Award

Ms Bridget Monica Das

Head, Psychosocial Services,

Ren Ci Hospital

Ms Lim Boon Chee

Principal Medical Social Worker,

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Promising Social Worker Award

Ms Lyon Koh Lin Lu

Manager (Sun Ray Scheme)

NCSS Singapore

Ms Lin Siping

Senior Social Worker and Manager

Child Protection Service,

MSF Singapore

SASW extends our appreciation to President Halimah Yacob for gracing the occasion as our Guest of Honour, and Minister Masagos Zulkifli who was our host. SASW would also like to extend our gratitude to MSF and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd for their continuous support and sponsorship.

Professional Network Sessions: “Managing Deceased Belongings: What Should We do?”

On 29 January 2021, SASW conducted the Professional Network Session (PNS), in collaboration with Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), on the topic “Managing Deceased Belongings: What Should We Do?”. We were honored to have had representatives from Public Trustee’s Office (PTO) and Assisi Hospice to share on this topic.

First segment: Public Trustee Office (PTO) – Role & Scope of PTO

Speaker: Ms Wileeza A Gapar

Deputy Director/Assistant Public Trustee, Insolvency & Public Trustee’s Office

Second segment: Assisi Hospice – Experiences of hospices

Speaker: Ms Sandra Lim

Senior Medical Social Worker, Assisi Hospice

Celebrating 70 Years of Medical Social Work in Singapore

Medical social services were first introduced in Singapore in 1949 with the establishment of an Almoner’s Department at Singapore General Hospital (formerly known as Outram Road General Hospital). The Almoners were the forerunners of today’s medical social workers (MSWs). They presided over the administration of charitable funds to ensure fair distribution of financial aid to needy patients and their dependents. Since then, the profession has evolved to respond to the nation’s rapidly changing medical and social needs.

For the milestones of medical social services in Singapore through the ages, you may refer to the MSW Anniversary Video.