The Parliamentary Social Services Select Committee has decided to inquire into the operation of the Social Workers Registration Act 2003. The Select Committee now invites submissions and have provided a very short time frame for this. This is beyond the SWRB's control.
A suggested guide on making a submission is available here should you wish to use it click here to download
Registered Social Workers would have received an email on how to make a submission. For anyone else, please go to the Parliament website for more details.
Submissions are due by Wednesday 13 July 2016.
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.
Competency to practise social work with Māori is an ongoing debate to ensure safe and culturally responsive services for Māori engaging with Social Workers. How competency is assessed, what measures and process is used and the framework to define competency has been challenged by Tāngata Whenua over many years.
A draft 'kaitiakitanga' framework grounded in Te Ao Māori principles has been developed. You can download the Kaitiakitanga Draft Concept document here