Abu Dhabi launches licensing system for social care workers

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A new licensing system has been introduced in Abu Dhabi for social care professionals.

It's applicable for social workers and counsellors as well as non-clinical psychologists, psychotherapists and applied behavioural analysts.

Registration is free of charge and can be done online through the Abu Dhabi government services platform, TAMM.

The Department of Community Development (DCD) will assess the educational qualifications and experience of candidates before approving applications.

The entire process could take up to three months.

"This service is a result of our efforts in regulating the social care sector, which plays a vital role in providing dignified life conditions and high-quality social care services for everyone in Abu Dhabi," said Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of DCD.

"The licencing standards have been approved based on a comprehensive study in collaboration with our stakeholders, including social care professionals and facilities, to ensure compliance with the current requirements," he added.

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