The Social Service Professions Act (No. 110 of 1978) regulates professional practice and establishes the South African Council for Social Service Professionals (SACSSP). This Act is outdated and will be replaced.
A new draft bill, the Social Service Professions Bill 2008, was published for comment in the Government Gazette in January 2008. But the process of developing the Bill was put on hold in 2010, pending the Department of Social Development finalizing a policy that outlines the vision and intended impact of the legislation.
Bills & Rights
The Social Service Professions Act (No. 110 of 1978) regulates professional practice and establishes the South African Council for Social Service Professionals (Council). This Act is outdated and needs to be replaced.
About the Advocacy Network
A group of service providers – Child-line, Child Welfare South Africa, the Disabled Children’s Action Group, the National Alliance for Child and Youth Care Workers, the National Early Childhood Development Alliance and the National Welfare Forum – in 2008 recognized that it was essential for social service practitioners to engage with the draft Social Service Professions Bill to advocate for improvements
he process of developing the Social Service Professions and Occupations Bill was put on hold in 2010.
Contact The Network
The network was co-ordinated by a secretariat from the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.