WHO ARE WE
The idea to form the Social Welfare Council was first conceived in 1952 and 2 years later in 1954 the Council was established under the Chairmanship of the Commissioner of Labour and Welfare to assist voluntary welfare work. Then in 1965, two years after the formation of Malaysia, the Sabah Council of Social Welfare, together with the Sarawak Social Welfare Council and The Malayan Social Welfare Council became the constituent partners of The National Council of Social Welfare, Malaysia.
This Sabah Council of Social Welfare had lived for 14 years until 9th May 1968 when it was reconstituted and renamed as Sabah Council of Social Services under cabinet paper no. 145/1967. It was felt then the reconstitution of the council was necessary because of the need to have a stronger and dynamic council to cope with the increasing demand of social welfare needs and to co-ordinate the work of the voluntary sector.
Within the last three decades the council has to assume the roles of employer, own and manage welfare institutions and most importantly to establish its own entity, which was not embodied in its original terms of reference. As such the Sabah Council of Social Services Enactment 1997 was passed by the Sate Assembly and enforced on 1st March 1998. Among others the Enactment establishes the Sabah Council of Social Services a statutory body with powers and functions consistent with contemporary social welfare needs.
Objectives of the Council
Under the Sabah Council of Social Services Enactment 1997 the objectives of the Council are as follows:-
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