News

Happy Social Workers Day!

We’d like to wish social workers a very happy Social Workers Day on 27 September 2017. We hope all social workers will do something to commemorate the day.  ANZASW has posters and other materials, a Webinar Week, activities and CPD events celebrating social workers.  Check out their website for more details. And we hope social… Read more »

Research Participants Sought – Becoming Bicultural

Becoming bicultural: The experiences of overseas trained social workers who move to Aotearoa/New Zealand Drs Barbara Staniforth, Director Social Work in the School of Counselling Human Services and Helene Connor, (Te Atiawa and Ngati Ruanui iwi Ngati Rahiri and Ngati Te Whiti hapu) from Te Puna Wānanga in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at… Read more »

Board Meeting Dates 2017

The Board meets throughout the year to approve Registration Applications. Only a completed application will go forward to the Board for approval. Your application cannot go forward until we have received all the required documents and all processes have been completed. An application for registration must go through all the required checks and have Police results back before going to… Read more »

Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding between The Social Workers Registration Board and The Ministry of Social Development document can be downloaded by clicking on the document below. A Memorandum of Understanding between The Social Workers Registration Board and Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) document can be downloaded by clicking on the document below.

Another Step Towards Mandatory Registration

The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and Cabinet Paper on legislative changes to increase the professionalism of the social work workforce have been released. Both documents can be accessed on the Ministry of Social Development website here The Social Workers Registration Board is pleased that another step has been taken to make social worker registration mandatory… Read more »

Media Statement

Social Workers Registration Board welcomes plans for mandatory registration Today the Chair of the Social Workers Registration Board, Shayne Walker, welcomed the Government’s announcement to introduce legislation to allow for mandatory registration of social workers. “The Board are very pleased with the news that mandatory registration is to be implemented,’ said Board chair, Shayne Walker…. Read more »

Social Workers Registration Board members

Shayne Walker RSW – Chairperson Turitea Bolstad Michelle Derrett RSW Dianne Belz-Wepa RSW Lisa-Marie King RSW Leisa Moorhouse RSW Shirley Ikkala RSW Khoa Nguyen Scott Thomson Paula Rose