Factsheet: Professionalising Social Work in Malaysia

The Case for the Social Work Profession Bill

Social workers discussing issues


Social workers are the unsung heroes dedicated to helping others through crisis. They provide support and protection to the most vulnerable – your child, your parent, a neighbour, friend, even yourself – struggling in traumatic situations ranging from sexual abuse and domestic violence, to adjusting to life with a disability. Social workers also identify and prevent risks, work on reducing poverty, fighting discrimination, and challenging harmful norms, striving to create a better life for people in Malaysia.

This factsheet covers the vital role of the social worker, the reality for social workers in Malaysia, and why a Social Work Profession Bill is needed.

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