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Onboard newsletter – March 2020

These are challenging times as the country locks down in an extraordinary effort to stamp out COVID-19.  We recognise that the lockdown can and will put some people under a great deal more stress, particularly those social workers are assisting.  I realise everyone is facing difficult circumstances and I’d like to acknowledge the commitment that… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – January 2020

Welcome to the first newsletter of the new year and a new decade. As we begin the countdown to mandatory registration in early 2021, there is a busy year ahead.  We will be getting out and talking to social workers, social work students and employers with our roadshows and there is also a major programme… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – November 2019

We’ve been compiling your responses to our annual workforce survey, our second, which highlights trends in what is happening for social workers across the sector.  We will be releasing the results on the SWRB website next month but I thought you would be interested in some of the headlines which have become apparent.  For example,… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – September 2019

Kia ora koutou and happy New Zealand Social Workers’ Day for the 25th of September.  E kimi anai ngā kāwai I toro kitawhiti – seeking the shoots that stretch far out. When thinking about this newsletter, I was reflecting about what I’ve learnt about the complex and diverse profession that is social work and the… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – May 2019

The funding review, the re-introduction of the disciplinary levy, and a handy snapshot of the impact of the amended legislation are in the May newsletter.

Onboard Newsletter March 2019

Changes to the Social Workers Registration Act What the changes mean for you (APC, competence etc) Scope of practice Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Social workers held in high esteem: comments from the third reading of the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill Changes to the Social Workers Registration Act We’re delighted to… Read more »