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Onboard newsletter – December 2021

Kei ngā parikāranga, ngā Tauwhiro o te whakaaronui, tēnā anō tātou katoa As Chair of the Board looking back over the year, I can say it has been one of the toughest but also one of the most rewarding. I want to thank and acknowledge you all for your mahi across the motu. As we begin to… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – November 2021

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā waka. Tēnā koutou katoa, Our whakataukī continues to shape us and underpin our development as a modern regulator. He ara pūkenga. Knowledge and being evidence-based are essential to our role, whether in workforce planning, enhancing the professionalism of social workers, or as a regulator – ensuring… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – October 2021

Kei ngā ringa raupā o te whānau, kei ngā tauwhiro o te whakaaro nui, tēnā anō tatou katoa!To calloused hands working with whānau, to our valued social workers and those committed to the profession, greetings to you all! The SWRB has recently received a number of queries regarding social workers posting about Covid-19 vaccinations on… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – September 2021

Hei piripiri, hei mokimoki, kei ngā manu tukutuku, Tēnā rā tatou katoa! As New Zealand continues to transition down Alert levels and we enter the promise of spring, we are filled with cautious optimism recognising people’s patience and commitment to everyone’s health and safety. We want to express our support, especially for those in Auckland… Read more »

Onboard: Special Edition – Response to Kahu Aroha Report

Onboard: Special Edition - Response to Kahu Aroha Report Social Workers Registration Board

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 Tēnā koutou, The SWRB would like to acknowledge the report from the Ministerial Advisory Board into Oranga Tamariki, and to offer support for the recommendations on its social work workforce…. Read more »

Onboard newsletter – August 2021

Kei ngā ringa raupā o te whānau, kei ngā tauwhirio o te whakaaro nui, tēnā anō tatou katoa! To calloused hands working with whānau, to our valued social workers and those committed to the profession, greetings to you all! Kia kaha to everyone across the motu as we navigate another uncertain period of alert level… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – July 2021

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā waka.The many pathways of knowledge, the many pathways of social work, upholding the dignity of all As we wrap up this year’s Practising Certificate (PC) round, and a month that has given us everything that a New Zealand winter can offer, I wanted to reflect on… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – June 2021

It is very grey at the moment as winter takes hold and we get used to more cold days than not. When the sun shines and skies are blue, that always provides an instant uplift in mood. I have also been buoyed by the Registration Team’s hard work (above) who have been answering thousands of… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – May 2021

He tauwhiro ara rau o te whakaaro nui, tēnā koutou katoa! The Practising Certificate round opens shortly on June 2nd which is a month later than usual but we’ve been using the time, working hard to improve the process.  This year you will be able to renew your Practising Certificate*, make your declaration, and pay… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – April 2021

It was wonderful to see so many social workers gather together last month to celebrate the implementation of mandatory registration at an event held on World Social Work Day. Minister Carmel Sepuloni was the keynote speaker and she spoke highly of the resilience, ongoing mahi and compassion shown by social workers over this last year…. Read more »