||A joint working group within the social welfare sector was formed to initiate the set up of registration system for social workers in Hong Kong.
||Voluntary registration system of social workers under the Hong Kong Social Welfare Personnel Registration Council set up by the sector was implemented.
||Work was embarked by the Registration Council to draft a Private Member’s Bill to set up statutory registration system to ensure self-discipline among social workers and to safeguard the interests of recipients of social service.
||The relevant legislative work was taken over by the Hong Kong Government on the foundation of the almost completed draft Private Bill.
|26 June 1996
||The Social Workers Registration Bill was read the first and the second time by the Legislative Council.
||The Bill was scrutinized by the LegCo Bills Committee.
|23 April 1997
||The Bill was read the third time and passed by the Legislative Council.
|6 June 1997
||The Social Workers Registration Ordinance was gazetted.