HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is a Government statutory Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP). The Department was first established in 1946 by Local Ordinance Order No. 66 as Department of Social Welfare and Housing and later as the Department of Social Welfare in 1950.

Against the back drop of decentralization and the operationalization of the Local Government Act (1993) (Act 462), Local Government Service Act 2003  and the LI 1961, all implementing functions and activities that are delivered to individuals and communities directly by the Department were ceded to the Local Government Service and to the districts in 2011.

However, certain National Strategic Services which are implementation in nature are still catered for at the Centre by the Department, i.e. the control and management of the National Social Welfare Training/ Specialized Institutes.

REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

CORE VALUES

Professionalism
Dedication
Sense of Equity
Reliability
Empathy
Respect for Human Dignity

FORMS

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Ghana_NATIONAL_DSW_MONITORING TOOLS_Final_WM 03 Mar
736 downloads Download
Ghana_DISTRICT_SWO__MONITORING TOOLS_Final WM 03 Mar
669 downloads Download
Ghana_CENTRAL ADOPTION AUTHORITY_MONITORING TOOLS_Final WM
1136 downloads Download

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Manual for the Routine Monitoring of Alternative Care in Ghana
832 downloads Download
Ghana_RHC_MONITORING & REPORTING TOOLS_Final WM 28 Feb
647 downloads Download
Ghana_REGIONAL_DSW_MONITORING TOOLS_Final WM 03 Mar
620 downloads Download

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REPORTS

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Special guidance for social workers on CP case management COVID Ghana
743 downloads Download
SGBV and CP messages for social welfare workforce in COVID - Ghana
609 downloads Download

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790 downloads Download
National Standards for Foster Care in Ghana-5
763 downloads Download

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3219 downloads Download
SOP - Children in Need of Care and Protection
4251 downloads Download

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SOP - Inspection, Licensing and Monitoring of Residential Homes for Children
1680 downloads Download


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