Registration and Licensing are provided to all public and private agencies and organizations engaged or planning to engage in providing direct or indirect Social Welfare and Development (SWD) programs and services in compliance with RA 4373 of 1965 or the Act to Regulate the Practice of Social Work and the Operation of Social Work Agencies in the Philippines and for other purposes. Likewise, licensed Social Welfare and Development Agencies (SWDAs) with SWD programs and services are required to be accredited to ensure compliance with the Department’s set standards.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) provide valuable support to government initiatives in policy development, and program implementation, and help improve the delivery of social services. GAA 2017 recognized that CSOs may either be implementing or beneficiary CSOs. As CSOs are also entrusted with or have access to public funds, RA 10924 provides that a government agency may only transfer public funds to CSOs that have been accredited by the government agency from where funds are sought to be transferred.