SASW Standing Committees for Term of Office 2019-2021

SASW has seven Standing Committees which forms part of the Executive Committee and whose Chairperson is elected at the Annual General Meeting except for the Professional Ethics and Family Resource and Training Centre whose Chairperson is appointed by the Executive Committee.

The Standing Committees include:

  • Training and Professional Development
  • Membership and Registration
  • Professional Ethics
  • Public Relations
  • Publications
  • Finance
  • Family Resource and Training Centre (FRTC)
The terms of reference of the Standing Committees are:

Objectives

  • To promote the education and training of the social work profession, including post-qualification professional matters and the up-holding of standards of social work education and training in Singapore.
  • To plan and organise training and professional meetings with aim to contribute to the continuing education and professional development of social workers.
  • To engage in the interchange of professional and technical knowledge and opinions about the social work profession, social problems and social services through the conduct, sponsorship or encouragement of research and publications.
  • To uphold and promote professionally acceptable standards in the recruitment, salary and service conditions of social workers.

Activities

  • SASW Supervision Service
  • Professional Network Sessions

Projects/Interest Groups

  • Supervision of Supervisory Practice (SOSp)
  • Housing Support Network
  • Rehabilitation Cross-sector Project

Objectives

  • To stimulate an interest in the Association and its activities among professionally qualified social workers residing in Singapore.
  • To organise social activities for the benefit of members of the Association and their families, and to enhance members' personal and professional well-being.
  • To arrange, soon after the graduation of tertiary-level social work students in Singapore, a gathering to welcome the graduates into the social work profession and the Association.
  • To safeguard the interest of the public by ensuring that Registered Social Workers meet specified professional standards and requirements.

Activities

  • Social Work Students Engagement Sessions
  • Members Get-together sessions
  • Social Work Induction Camp
  • SASW Mentoring Service

Objectives

  • To provide advice and guidance on the professional conduct of Members of the Association in the upholding of the Code of Ethics.

  • To instill professional accountability and to report to the Disciplinary Board of the Association any Member whom it considers to have been engaged in or is engaging in any unprofessional conduct and / or is violating the Code.

  • To uphold and promote professionally acceptable standards in the conduct and behaviour of social workers.

Activities

  • Code of Ethics Review

Objectives

  • To actively promote the public image of professional social work.
  • To arrange, when necessary, for the representation of the views of the social work profession on social conditions, social policy and/or social legislation to relevant authorities, organisations, and the public.
  • To liaise with other social work organisations, and individuals outside Singapore, and when necessary, to facilitate the Association's participation in activities which promote social work and social welfare.

Activities

  • Outstanding Social Worker Award
  • Social Work Day
  • Webinars/ Dialogues
  • Media responses/Social Media
  • SASW E-Bulletin

Objectives

  • To arrange for the publication and distribution of newsletters, journals, books, papers, reports, pamphlets, and/or such other materials for the advancement of social welfare and the social work profession.
  • To collaborate with Chapter Chairs to identify projects undertaken, and mobilise resources to extract key learnings and reflections from practitioners and interviews to equip the Social work Sector.

Activities

  • The Social Work Press

Objectives

  • To advise and assist the Executive Committee on appropriate means of raising funds and on an investment policy for the funds of the Association.
  • To assist the Executive Committee in preparing a draft Annual Budget of the Association for the next Financial Year, and to act as a guide for the next Executive Committee of the Association.
  • To prepare and review, when necessary, a manual of accounting procedures for use by the Honorary Treasurer and the Executive Committee.

Objectives

  • To initiate, develop, coordinate and conduct training relevant to professionals, families and the community.
  • To provide consultancy services to professionals, groups and organisations in areas pertinent to personal and professional development, strategic planning, resource management, programme development, research & evaluation and community needs assessment
  • To promote and conduct documentation and research as well as to develop resource materials.
  • To provide continuing professional education and related services for professional development.

Activities

  • Competency training through courses and workshops