The Code of Conduct has been updated by the SWRB. The SWRB has soughted suggestions from a range of organisations and individuals to ensure the ongoing relevance, and to reflect issues that arise in practice. Please download your copy below and familiarise yourself with the new Code of Conduct.
An online application for social work registration in New Zealand is now available. Before you apply for registration, please first check you are eligible to apply by answering a couple of questions. If you are eligible, create an account and start the process. There are guidenotes throughout the process to help you complete your application for registration. Once you have completed the process and submitted your application online, download and complete the additional forms at the end of the online process. Then send us your forms and certified copies of all the documents requested. Click Here to find out more. PLEASE NOTE we will not be accepting paper applications for registration from 1 January 2017.
As part of a wider SWRBs review of the operation of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003, the Minister for Social Development was presented with an issues paper. The paper identified and discussed key issues with the current operation of the Act, including its relationship with other legislation, such as the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. In June 2016 the Minister decided to refer the Legal Issues Paper to the Social Services Select Committee. The Minister asked the committee to consider the issues raised and the options for addressing them, with a view to making recommendations to the Government for legislative reform.
The report from the Social Services Select Committee can be accessed through the following link: