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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 »

Onboard newsletter – March 2021

In what is a significant step forward for the profession, New Zealand has moved to mandatory registration of all social workers (from Feb 27th 2021). Anyone who calls themselves a social worker can now only practise if they are first registered by the SWRB.  The title ‘social worker’ is also protected in a move which… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – February 2021

There is some exciting news as we quickly approach mandatory registration on February 27th 2021 – we are very close to having 10,000 registered social workers in New Zealand!   The SWRB team (above) is working hard as the deadline approaches and our registration team is processing hundreds of applications. The message of ‘Stand with… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – January 2021

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, i te tī, i te tā, tēnā koutou katoa I hope you enjoyed a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year and, even with some areas having experienced rain and flooding, that summer is now making its way to your part of the country. It’s an exciting time as… Read more »