About us


SAASWIPP is a voluntary professional association of social workers in private practice. Our members are experience qualified social workers, registered with the South African Council of Social Service Professions (SACSSP).

SAASWIPP aims to promote and foster high ethical and professional standards of practice amongst members. We offer networking opportunities for members to link with and learn from other social workers in private practice. We also advocate for the value of the wide range of services provided by social workers in private practice. To this end we liaise with medical aids, government and other policy makers to represent our membership, and to promote the value of their services. SAASWIPP was formed in 1979. We have members in all 9 provinces. Our four constituted branches provide CPD training opportunities for private social workers and orientation programmes for social workers entering private practice.