Ngā whakaputanga

In this section, you can find the SWRB’s annual reports, Workforce Survey summary reports, Statements of Performance Expectations, Statements of Intent, Briefing for incoming Ministers, Review of the Act, Code of Conduct, and the Chief Executive’s Expenses.

What’s on this page

We have a separate page with links to additional SWRB resources including MySWRB guides, and social workers ‘thank you’ posters: Resources page.

Annual Reports

SWRB Annual Report 2022-2023

SWRB Annual Report 2021-2022

Social Worker Workforce Reports

SWRB Annual Social Worker Workforce Report 2023

SWRB Workforce Survey Report 2022

Demand for Social Work Services Report 2022

SWRB Workforce Survey Report 2021

SWRB Workforce Survey Summary 2020

Note: Due to the small sample size, these findings need to be treated with caution

SWRB Workforce Survey 2019

SWRB Workforce Survey Summary Report 2018

Statements of Performance Expectations

SWRB Statement of Performance Expectations 2023-2024

SWRB Statement of Performance Expectations 2022-2023

SWRB Statement of Performance Expectations 2021-2022

SWRB Statement of Performance Expectations 2020-2021

SWRB Statement of Performance Expectations 2019-2020

Statements of Intent

SWRB SOI 2022-2026

Chief Executive Expenses

This information is provided in response to the State Services Commissioner’s introduction of a disclosure regime for chief executive expenses, gifts and hospitality.

SWRB CE expenditure disclosure from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

SWRB CE expenditure disclosure from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

SWRB CE expenditure disclosure from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

SWRB CE expenditure disclosure from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

SWRB CE expenditure disclosure from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

SWRB CE Expenditure Disclosure from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

Visit for general information about Chief Executive expense disclosure requirements. For previous dates not on the website please contact

Briefing for incoming Minister

SWRB Briefing for incoming Minister November 2023

SWRB Briefing for incoming Minister November 2020

Review of the Act

Social Workers Registration Act Review 2020

Code of Conduct

SWRB Education Providers Annual Reports

2021 Annual Education Providers Report

2020 Annual Education Providers Report

2019 Annual Education Providers Report

2018 Annual Education Providers Report

2017 Annual Education Providers Report

2016 Annual Report of Recognition Programmes

2014 Annual Report of Recognition Programmes

2013 Annual Report of Recognition Programmes

Other SWRB Publications

SWRB Pay Equity Plan

Glossary of SWRB Terms

Mandatory Reports

Kaitiakitanga framework

He Mihi

Tēnei te mihi atu ki ngā tini kaimahi kei ngā hāpori, e pūkaha ana ki te whakatō me te whakatipu te mauri-ora ki ngā whānau maha, e rongorongo i ngā pēhitanga o te wā ka pā mai ki a rātou.  Nō Te Ao Māori te poutoko nei i hangaia, hei arataki ngā kaupapa whakamātautau kaimahi, e kaingākau ki te mahi me te iwi Māori.

In 2015 the Social Work Registration Board invited Tāngata Whenua Voices in Social Work (TWVSW) to contribute to the SWRB review of social workers competency to work with Māori. The opportunity to design a framework informed and guided by Māori knowing, thinking, understanding and wisdom, “as old or new friends in a new time”[1] invokes the imagery of our old people’s voices, guiding, enriching and supporting contemporary social work practice.

It also highlights the potential of Mātauranga and Āhuatanga Māori as critical in the fashioning of preferred approaches to good social work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Hui were held around the motu and after much debate and discussion the Kaitiakitanga Framework emerged. In addition, sitting alongside the Framework will be resources and guidance including articles and practice examples. However we want to share the Framework while these are in development.

The Kaitiakitanga Framework will be of particular interest to education providers as they incorporate these concepts into their social work teaching programmes. It is also a useful resource to draw upon when considering your continuing professional development including to support self reflection.

At its basic yet most profound level, kaitiakitanga is about fulfilling the vital obligation for ‘taking care of’, undertaking its commitment to ensuring the constant pursuit of safe space respectfulness, absolute integrity and wellbeing in relationships. The concepts of the Framework were recognised as the values for the work of the Board  – the applied practice principles/values with which we operate.

• Kaitiakitanga is the responsibility of the SWRB for safe stewardship, guardianship and protection

• Rangatiratanga is the responsibility of the SWRB to lead, advocate for, facilitate and act with integrity

• Manaakitanga  is the responsibility of the SWRB to engage in mana-enhancing relationships through the demonstration of care, mutual respect, hospitality, generosity and aroha

• Whanaungatanga is the responsibility of the SWRB to purposefully connect and strengthen mutual and sustainable relationships

The intent of this Kaitiakitanga Framework is to provide a cultural approach to underpin and inform social worker’s competence to work with Māori. The concepts can be applied directly into practice, and into learning and reflection as a base reference.

[1] Te Rangihīroa in Sorrenson, Nā tō hoa Aroha, 1986.

Kaitiakitanga Framework

Plain language

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