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Message from the Board Chair When I reflect on the past two years, I think of the significant contribution that social workers have made in communities, to different groups, supporting whānau and vulnerable members of our society. The collective effort of social workers made a positive difference to the day to day lives of whānau.  From… Read more »

Nau mai, haere mai! Afio mai Gisa Dr Moses Ma’alo Faleolo! 

The Social Workers Registration Board is delighted to welcome new Board member Gisa Dr Moses Faleolo.  Gisa Dr Moses Ma’alo Faleolo or Moses is a Sāmoan born in Aotearoa and the son of Leaula (Falelima & Sāleaula) and Pepe (Luatuānu’u-Leusoali’i). His paramount chief title, Gisa, is bestowed on him by the village of Falelima in… Read more »

Professional Conduct Committees – new members needed

We are seeking new members to serve on Professional Conduct Committees (PCCs). The PCCs are important in public safety and the regulation of social work by ensuring that social workers are competent and safe to practise. PCCs are independent statutory bodies established to investigate complaints, convictions and reports concerning registered social workers. We are inviting… Read more »


Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – For us and our children after us Join us on 3 August 2022 for the annual social service symposium showcasing indigenous knowledge, practice and research. This is a one day live-streamed event committed to culturally responsive practice and meeting Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. … Read more »

Building Social Worker Capability

The SWRB welcomes the funding announced in the Government’s Wellbeing Budget 2022 to build Oranga Tamariki Social Worker Capability.  The investment provides $1.5m of ringfenced funding over two years for us to work with Oranga Tamariki on promoting the quality and professionalism of social worker practice. It is an important contribution to Oranga Tamariki’s delivery… Read more »

Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference

AOTEAROA | ONLINE | 27 – 29 APRIL 2022 Through the Tangata Whenua Social Work Association, Aotearoa is hosting the 6th International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference, which is themed Rangatiratanga: Indigenous Excellence. Rangatiratanga: Indigenous well-being is achieved when Indigenous peoples determine and lead their own responses from within indigenous worldviews and identity.  Te kai a… Read more »

Social workers are in high demand

This World Social Work Day we are announcing the findings from our inaugural Social Workers Demand Survey. Through the survey we aimed to explore the extent of the shortage of social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand and to provide insights to government agencies and decision makers, as well as the broader sector.  The theme of… Read more »

Wānanga for the Programme Recognition Standards Review

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā wakaThe many pathways of knowledge, the many pathways of social work, upholding the dignity of all Would you like to have a say in the future of social work education in Aotearoa? Save the date!  We’re reviewing our education standards. We are inviting volunteer partners and… Read more »

Celebrating Pacific Social Work Symposium

The Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania is holding a symposium ‘Celebrating Pacific Social Work’. The free online event will be held on Tuesday the 15th of March 2022 – World Social Work Day. All social workers are welcome to attend, and you can register to attend via this link.

Strengthening the social work profession

“Social workers are a vital and important workforce, with their work on the frontline more challenging and more valuable than ever as they support their communities” says Sarah Clark, Chief Executive of the Social Workers Registration Board on the first anniversary of mandatory registration for social workers. The introduction of mandatory registration in February last… Read more »