A researcher at Auckland University is seeking practising social workers with prior criminal convictions for a research project examining their experiences in the social work profession. The project will explore the barriers they have faced and determine the assets and strengths they have brought to the social work profession. Participation in this research will involve… Read more »
There are changes to the CPD logs highlighted in this newsletter and what the SWRB does is also featured.
Operational policy development Contribute through a period of change and growth A Crown-owned entity that contributes to public good. The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) protects the safety of the public by ensuring social workers are accountable, competent and safe to practise, and it acts to enhance the professionalism of social workers. As a Crown-owned… Read more »
The funding review, the re-introduction of the disciplinary levy, and a handy snapshot of the impact of the amended legislation are in the May newsletter.
The SWRB Board meets throughout the year to approve registration applications. Only a completed application will go forward to the Board for approval. An application for registration must go through all the required checks and have police results back before going to a Board meeting. Applications that require reviewing prior to approval i.e. Fit & Proper concerns &… Read more »
Advancing Effective Child-Centred Practice For professionals working with vulnerable families in our community. Keynote speaker Professor Philip Fisher, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University. Prof. Fisher’s work focuses on developing and evaluating early childhood interventions in socially and economically marginalized communities, and on translating scientific knowledge for use in social policy and programs. He is… Read more »
We’d like to wish social workers a very happy Social Workers Day on 20 March 2018. We hope all social workers will do something to commemorate the day. We also hope social worker employers, colleagues, clients and their families will take a moment on 20 March to reflect on the huge and positive difference social workers make in… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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