To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, the Social Workers Registration Board of Aotearoa/New Zealand is hosting a conference to be held in Wellington on 11th – 12th November 2013 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Presented to the Minister for Social Development Pursuant to Section 104 of the The Social Workers Registration Act 2003.
To view Review 2012
Report from the Discussion Paper 2011.
Presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with Section 150 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.
To view SWRB_AR2011-2012 (1.18 MB)
The Social Workers Registration Board has been advised that the New Zealand Police Licensing and Vetting Service now require the Board to request that applicants for registration complete the Section 19 (Exception) form as they have received a legal opinion that the Exception 19(3) (e) in the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004 applies.
'Exception' forms apply when the eligible individual has made an application to act in a role predominantly involving the care and protection of, but not predominantly involving the delivery of education to, a child or young person. Police understand this to mean that the person meets this exception when they are responsible for the day to day, and/or overnight, care of a child or young person.
Examples of such roles include: Foster Parent, Homestay Parent (inclusive of family members), Caregiver (other family members will complete Section 7 form), Nanny, Babysitter, Mentors, registered Medical Staff, and Social Workers.
Previously the Social Workers Registration Board had been advised that the exception did not apply to the Board and as such the forms for registration did not allow for the exception.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this policy change by the New Zealand Police Licensing and Vetting Service may cause but it is important that our registration process comply with the law.
Chief Executive and Registrar