Conflict of Interest

Procurement of contracts for goods and services should be on an arm’s length basis. For instance, En Community Services Society should not engage consulting services from a Council Member or Council Member’s relative on less attractive terms than could have been obtained from the open market. 

Quotation Procedures and Financial Transactions

When a related party (i.e ECSS staff, council member, staff and/or council member’s family) participates in the submission of quotations for any purchase, the designated person will ensure a minimum collation of 3 quotations including the quotation by the related party. The designated person will record details of the quotation price, assess company creditability and expertise, and submit these details for the council’s approval.

During the selection process, any Council Member with conflict of interest (if quotation party is closely associated or related to council member) will not vote or participate in the selection process.

Only upon the Council’s approval can then the designated person proceeds with the purchase.

Reserve Policy

En Community Services Society’s Reserve Policy is to maintain a reserve equivalent to 6 months of the annual operating expenditure. Any amount in excess of this may be invested in accordance with the decision of the Council.

Council and Staff Remuneration Declaration

No paid staff received an annual remuneration of above $100,000 (SGD) during the financial year 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.

No Council Members received any remuneration from En Community Services Society during the financial year of 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.

Whistle Blowing Policy

En Community Services Society has established the Whistle Blowing Policy to enable staff, volunteers, service users or the public to report inappropriate behavior or misconduct without fear of adverse consequences.

Code of Conduct

ECSS currently follows and adopts the Code of Conduct of the profession according to The Singapore Association of Social Workers.

Core Values

  1. Service to Humanity
  2. Social Justice
  3. Dignity and Worth of the Person
  4. Importance of Human Relationships
  5. Integrity
  6. Competence

Ethical Principles: Responsibilities

The core values of social work are embedded in the following ethical responsibilities, which are relevant to the professional activities of social workers. They include social workers’ responsibility to

  1. Clients
  2. Colleagues
  3. Practice settings
  4. The social work profession, and
  5. Society

Extracted from The Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW) Code of Professional Ethics.