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Mandatory registration Bill first reading

The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill has had its first reading. Making social worker registration mandatory is something the Social Workers Registration Board has wanted to see for some time so we are pleased to see the new legislation progressing. We are also pleased with the Bill’s dual intent – to protect the public and… 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 »