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Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the “Code of Practice for Registered Social Workers” (COP)



The Board hereby invites you to submit views and comments on the revised proposed amendments on the COP, you may download the consultation document and submit views from the specific website made for this consultation exercise at .

The current version of the COP has been in use since the last major amendment in 2010. In order to accommodate the changes in the social work field, social environment and the expectation towards social workers of the public, the Board has implemented the revision exercise in 2017 and set up the “Taskforce on Review of COP” under the “Committee on Professional Conduct” to conduct a detailed review in this matter. The Taskforce then drafted the proposed amendments in 2019 with combining the COP and the Guidelines on COP. Having considered and edited by the Committee and submitted to the Full Board meeting for endorsement, the Board endorsed the proposed amendment for public consultation in May 2020.

This consultation will last for 6 months. In order to collect views in a systematic way, please use the specified form for submitting your views. You are invited to send in written submissions to the Board on or before 31 December 2020 via:
email ( or
fax (25911411) or
post (27/F., Eastern Commercial Centre, 83 Nam On Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong)

For enquiries, please contact the Board Office at 2591 1955.