Ministry of Health Advice for community allied health

As Aotearoa transitions through Alert Levels, we must continue to protect each other, reduce risk and prevent transmission of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health has provided general advice and level-specific guidelines for those working in the community allied health sector. You can find information on their website here.

Changing Child Welfare Conference

The Kempe Centre, Denver, Colorado, is hosting its second International virtual conference on Changing Child Welfare on October 4-7th 2021. The conference will bring together innovators, community members, practitioners and leaders in the field to share and learn from each other. They will discuss some of the newest ideas for practice, family and community engagement,… Read more »

Celebrating Pacific Social Work

The Social Work Regional Resource Centre of Oceania is holding a symposium ‘Celebrating Pacific Social Work’. The event will be held on Tuesday the 15th of March 2022 at the University of Auckland, South Auckland campus. All social workers are welcome to attend, and you can register to attend via this link. RSVP by 22nd… Read more »

Allied health social workers

The Social Workers Registration Board (the SWRB) is considering with interest a report on the role of allied health professionals in the health sector. The NZIER ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ report says the review of the country’s health and disability system provides an opportunity to make better use of allied health professionals, with an emphasis… Read more »

Immunisation Advisory Centre

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) are funded by the Ministry of Health to provide training and deliver education around the COVID vaccines to vaccinator and non-vaccinator workforces. IMAC are a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland. They provide New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information… Read more »

Complaints webinar

ANZASW is hosting a webinar to discuss professional indemnity insurance and what happens when someone makes a complaint about a social worker’s practice. SWRB’s Registrar Paul Kirby will be taking part. Thursday 15 April 2021, 12.30-2.00pm All social workers are welcome to join. You can register your attendance via this link.

Symposia – Save the Date

Mō tātou,
ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei
For us and our children after us

A one day Live-Streamed event to explore social work practice with Māori and Pasifika to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development

This is the third symposium event in this series: February 2020 Whanganui-a-Tara
March 2020 Ōtautahi

1 JUNE 2021

Digital format for PCs

We are shifting to a digital format for Practising Certificates which means you will be able to instantly access, download, and print your certificate (if you want a hard copy to carry or post on your wall). The cards will be available in two formats (wallet size or A4 certificate). You will also be able to… Read more »

Mandatory registration celebration

On World Social Work Day (March 16th 2021), we held an event to celebrate the implementation of mandatory registration of social workers in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The event was held at Te Wharewaka in Wellington, and was hosted by the SWRB, ANZASW and TWSWA. You can find more information, including a recording of the speeches… Read more »