Onboard newsletter – September 2019

Kia ora koutou and happy New Zealand Social Workers’ Day for the 25th of September.  E kimi anai ngā kāwai I toro kitawhiti – seeking the shoots that stretch far out. When thinking about this newsletter, I was reflecting about what I’ve learnt about the complex and diverse profession that is social work and the… Read more »

Board meeting dates 2019

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 »

Research project

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 »

Onboard newsletter – May 2019

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.

Brainwave Conference 2018

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 »

Happy Social Workers Day 20 March 2018!

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 »

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 »