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Settling into a new normal may be taking a little longer than expected but we are all getting used to change. During lockdown, we became used to working at a distance from our colleagues and others in the sector, and there were opportunities to find new ways of collaborating and adapt to the circumstances. For… Read more »
There is quiet excitement as we return to a new normal and yet, it will take some time to adjust. Heading back into the office or returning to the workforce from the cocoon of home can take just as much time to get used to as it did when we first began experiencing restrictions and… Read more »
It feels like we are making progress by moving to level three after spending more than a month in lockdown, and I have a sense of gratitude that New Zealanders have all pulled together to allow this happen. There were times when lockdown felt so much longer as we all adjusted to new ways of… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
There are changes to the CPD logs highlighted in this newsletter and what the SWRB does is also featured.
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.
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 »