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Abu Dhabi offers licenses to social care professionals in private educational institutions


The partnership aims to coordinate and integrate roles between the two departments regarding key joint programs between the social and educational sectors.

It will also coordinate and define functions related to the qualification of social care professionals who work in private schools and educational institutions authorized by ADEK.

According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office, the agreement also highlights cooperation and coordination in regulatory areas related to the social and educational sectors through the exchange of experiences and information in the field, changing job requirements and new developments.

The partnership stipulated the formation of a high-level joint committee, composed of senior managers from both parties, charged with monitoring the implementation of all provisions of the agreement.

The committee would determine priorities, form work teams, monitor their performance, discuss and approve their recommendations, and work to establish clear mechanisms to activate cooperation. It will also present quarterly achievement reports to senior management of both parties.

Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Deputy Secretary of DCD, said: “The Department of Community Development wishes to build fruitful and purposeful partnerships that contribute to improving the quality of life in society. Its objective is to regulate social assistance professionals in educational institutions and expand the horizons of cooperation between the two departments.

“This will reflect positively on the practitioners of this profession, and thus provide the best services to those who deserve it. The memorandum also works to improve cooperation between the two agencies by coordinating work on priority joint programs between the social and educational sectors through the exchange of experiences and information as necessary, and cooperation and coordination in the organizational fields of the social and educational sectors. educational”.

During the initial phase, he added, about 80 social care professionals who will be hired by the Department of Education and Knowledge will be licensed, and the rest of the professionals working in educational institutes will be graduated gradually.

“The MoU will facilitate the licensing of social care professionals working in the education sector to ensure the delivery of high quality services through professionals with a high level of competence and qualification, and within a framework organized and authorized in accordance with established procedures. ,” He noticed.

Mubarak Hamad Al Muhairi, Undersecretary of ADEK, said: “Recognising the relationship between student well-being and academic success, our collaboration with the Department of Community Development will ensure the placement of highly competent and qualified professionals in Abu Dhabi private schools. to defend the well-being of students. “

He said approximately 410 social care professionals will benefit from this collaboration which facilitates our ongoing efforts to create complementary supportive and nurturing environments at home and school, which will ultimately improve the academic achievement of our students.


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