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Gov’t urged to reform Social Workers Registration Board governance

The board’s current operations are allegedly deviating from its legal obligations.

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Chris Sun has called for immediate action to enhance the governance of the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB).

Speaking at the Legislative Council Panel on Welfare Services meeting, Sun expressed concerns about the board's current operations, noting that it is deviating from its legal duties and compromising public interest and the professionalism of social workers.

“Based on my clear understanding and my serious concerns about what is going on there, I have pointed out very clearly that we have to improve the governance of the board, so that the board will in future deal with issues concerning registration of social workers as well as disciplinary matters concerning social workers in a manner that is commensurate with the need to ensure that public interest is given priority and also the professionalism and credibility of social workers is being upheld,” he said.

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