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Ministry of Women in final phase of drafting a bill on the profession of social worker, according to the minister | Malaysia

Minister for Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun delivers her speech during the National Women’s Day 2020 celebration at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center on March 8, 2022. — Stock Image by Yusof Mat Isa

PUTRAJAYA, March 15 – The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) is in the final stages of drafting the Social Work Profession Bill which allows individuals in the field to be recognized by the registration and certification of regulated practice by the Profession of Social Work Council.

Minister for Women, Family and Community Development, Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun, said that apart from this, KPWKM through the Public Utilities Commission has also prioritized courses related to social work at the degree and diploma levels offered by public and private universities.

Courses include social work management, child and family psychology, early childhood education and social sciences with specializations in social work and human development as academic qualifications for degrees. S29 or S41 under the civil service scheme.

“As of March 11, 2022, KPWKM, through the Department of Social Welfare (JKM), had a total of 3,791 social scheme (Scheme S) officers who practice social work for the target group of the department,” said she said in her keynote speech at the 2022 Social Scheme. Celebrating Workers’ Day.

The text of the speech was read by KPWKM Deputy General Secretary (Operations) Mohd Yusri Mohd Yusoff.

The program was held in conjunction with World Social Work Day 2022, with the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) choosing “Co-Building a New Eco-Social World: Leaving No One Behind” as this year’s theme.

According to Rina, her ministry’s commitment to the social work profession has not been limited to initiatives at the national level, while Malaysia has also played an active role in the Asean Social Work Consortium (ASWC). ).

“In addition to this, Malaysia has also received the mandate and confidence in social work education from ASEAN member countries, through the appointment and recognition of JKM as a board member of ASEAN. administration of the ASEAN Social Training Center for Social Work and Social Welfare (ATCSW),” she said.

ATCSW is a center of excellence for social workers that offers courses, training, skills exchange and collaboration at the ASEAN level. — Bernama