The South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) is a Statutory Body that regulates the Social Service Professions in terms of the Social Service Professions Act 110, 1978, as amended.
A Professional Council striving for social justice through the promotion and enhancement of developmental social welfare.
Council serves the interests of social service consumers and professions through the development, promotion and maintenance of training, ethical conduct and professional service within the developmental social welfare framework.
As a public administrative body, the SACSSP is governed by the democratic values and principles enshrined in the Constitution (Act 108 of 1996) and in particular as set out in section 195(1) of the Constitution, as the basic values and principles governing public administration.
Therefore Council’s business is conducted within the framework of the following principles:
The promotion and maintenance of a high standard of professional ethics.
The promotion of efficient, economic and effective use of resources.
Being development oriented.
Providing services impartially, fairly, equitable and without bias.
Responding to people's needs and by encouraging participation in its policy making.
Fostering transparency by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information.
Good human resource management.
Being broadly representative of the South African people, with employment and personnel
management practices based on ability, objectivity, fairness and the need to redress the imbalances of the past to achieve representation.