All persons who practice any of the social service professions that falls under the auspices of the South African Council for Social Service Professions are obliged to register with the South African Council for Social Service Professions and renew their registration annually through the payment of annual fees as prescribed by the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978. Failure to do so constitutes a criminal offence.
Why Registration is Required
Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions is a pre-requisite for professional practice and legal requirement as prescribed by the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978.
Registration and annual fees
It is important that you pay your registration and subsequent annual fees on time.
IMPORTANT: Whenever you do any payment to Council always include your registration number or ID number as a reference. This is the only way that Council can track and confirm your payment.
FAQ’s for Practitioners, Employers, Students & Higher Education Institutions.
Please direct registration related enquiries to email@example.com
NEWS & Important Notices
Notice of request for nominations of candidates for the election of Members of the 5th South African Council for Social Service Professions, 5th Professional Board for Social Work and 4th Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work (Board Notice 3 of 2021 published in the Government Gazette No 44173 of 5 February 2021)
HISTORY OF COUNCIL
The present Act has undergone a number of amendments since 1978. The date is indeed pre-democracy, but major amendments were effected post 1994. This section provides a brief overview on the journey of the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978.
After the Committee of Inquiry into Separate Legislation for the Social Work Profession (the Auret Committee) had completed its report on 7 July 1976, a further 18 months elapsed before draft legislation was ready for submission to Parliament during its 1978 session. The 1978 Act provided for the establishment of a South African Council for Social Work, and to define its powers and functions; for the registration of social workers, student social workers and social auxiliary workers; for control over the profession of social work; and for incidental matters. Read More…
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