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Technical issue with latest Onboard mailing 

There was a technical error when Onboard was mailed to our email list yesterday. In one of the articles the recipient’s email address was displayed within the text of the article.  We would like to reassure everyone receiving Onboard by email, that the version they received was specific to them. Their email address has not… Read more »

Technical issue with MySWRB

We are experiencing intermittent issues with MySWRB. You may experience slower than usual load times and may be logged out randomly. Thank you for your patience while investigations into the cause continue.  Published on 17/04/2024

Emails not being received by the SWRB – temporary issue

This is an important announcement for anyone who tried to email the SWRB between 11pm on 4 April and 1pm 5 April 2024. There has been a temporary problem affecting email delivery which means emails have not been reaching us. Unfortunately, messages sent to any SWRB email address between 11pm on 4 April and 1pm… Read more »

Building a sustainable workforce for the challenges of tomorrow

Today we join others around the globe in celebrating World Social Work Day 2024, acknowledging the role of social workers and the incredible work they do for communities and whānau. As part of marking this day, we are delighted to be publishing our Annual Social Worker Workforce Report 2023 which provides unique insights into the… Read more »

Social Workers Registration Board Decision on fees and levy changes 2024

On this page: Background The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) has been consulting on proposals to change our fees and the disciplinary levy for social workers in Aotearoa. The consultation was open from 14 December 2023 to 7 February 2024. To set the fees and disciplinary levy, the SWRB uses a cost recovery framework that… Read more »

Publication of the SWRB’s Briefing for the Incoming Minister

The SWRB’s 2023 Briefing for the Incoming Minister (BIM) is available in our publications list, and for download below: Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) are briefings received by incoming Ministers following the formation of a new Government, or when there are changes to ministerial portfolios. This BIM was prepared for Hon Louise Upston when she… Read more »

Māori & Pasifika Symposium 2024

Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – For us and our children after us (Ngāi Tahu) Date: Wednesday 13 March 9am – 4.30pm (NZDT) Join us on Wednesday 13 March for a one day Live-Streamed (& in-person) event to hear new Māori and Pasifika research.  Explore and share indigenous practice initiatives that work… Read more »

Extending the experience pathway for registration - update

The SWRB welcomes the government’s decision to extend the experience pathway for social worker registration until February 2026. This follows the passing of the Social Workers Registration Legislation Amendment Bill at its third reading in Parliament yesterday (20 February 2024).   The experience pathway is a registration pathway for people who have been working as… Read more »

SWRB Board Member named on the New Year Honours List 

The SWRB congratulates SWRB Board member Rose Henderson for her inclusion in the New Years Honours list 2024. Rose was awarded an ONZM – Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit – for her contributions to social work and health.   Rose Henderson has a long history in the social work profession. She began as… Read more »