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New Zealand is shifting to mandatory registration of all social workers, following changes to legislation. It’s a move the social work sector has wanted for some time. All social workers will need to be registered or apply to become registered by early 2021. The changes will also affect the way the sector works.

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Latest news from SWRB

  • Onboard newsletter – July 2019

    There are changes to the CPD logs highlighted in this... more

  • Board meeting dates 2019

    The SWRB Board meets throughout the year to approve registration... more

  • Research project

    A researcher at Auckland University is seeking practising social workers... more

  • Onboard newsletter – May 2019

    The funding review, the re-introduction of the disciplinary levy, and... more

  • Brainwave Conference 2018

    Advancing Effective Child-Centred Practice For professionals working with vulnerable families... more

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