Mandatory registration event

The implementation of mandatory registration of social workers in Aotearoa, New Zealand was marked by an event held in Wellington at Te Wharewaka. 

It took place on March 16th which was World Social Work Day.

Mandatory registration event Social Workers Registration Board

Minister Carmel Sepuloni gave the keynote speech noting how social workers are part of a vital workforce and why mandatory registration is important. 

Other speakers included the SWRB Board Chair Shannon Pakura; ANZASW President Sharyn Roberts; TWSWA Kahui representative Robyn Corrigan; National MP Louise Upston and former Minister Steve Maharey.

You can watch a recording of the event here.

You can find copies of the speeches supplied by the speakers below:

Hon. Carmel Sepuloni - Minister of Social Development & Employment speech


Shannon Pakura - SWRB Board Chair speech


Sharyn Roberts - ANZASW President speech


Robyn Corrigan - TWSWA kāhui speech


International Federation of Social Workers statement