Tuesday, October 10 2017 19:49
Alina Hovhannisyan

In Armenia, the draft law "On Social Work" is presented

In Armenia, the draft law "On Social Work" is presented

ArmInfo. At the initiative  of the Association of Social Workers of Armenia and the participation  of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of  Armenia, the draft law "On Social Labor" is submitted. "The draft law  is of great importance for the social protection system in Armenia,  and will allow for the long-term implementation of reforms to improve  it," Labor and Social Issues Minister Artem Asatryan said on October  10 during an event timed to the discussion of the bill.

He explained that the bill provides for the creation of a Chamber of  Social Workers, which will independently supervise. The chamber,  according to the minister, will approve the methodology of rendering  social services and monitor the process of observing established  orders and norms by employees.  And also evaluate the professional  training of specialists. At the same time, within the framework of  the bill, only those who have higher education and have received  accreditation by the Chamber will be able to provide social services.  In this regard, A. Asatryan noted that today in Armenia there are 6  universities, where you can get the appropriate education.

"I welcome today's initiative, as the bill aims to streamline the  field, and create all the prerequisites that contribute to the  establishment of the institution of social workers, which will  primarily help to improve the quality of services provided, stimulate  the work of specialists, whereby integrated solutions to the existing  problems of Armenian citizens will be given, - he stressed.

At the same time, the minister added that this initiative envisages  the creation of an environment within which the bodies providing  services of various types will be integrated, which will form a  one-stop-shop regime. "Thus, a citizen will not have to visit  different authorities to solve his problem," he said.

However, as A. Asatryan stressed, the bill will be repeatedly  discussed.

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