ANZASW and SWRB: What we do

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

SOCIAL WORKERS REGISTRATION BOARD

Established under the Incorporated Societies Act Established by the Social Workers registration Act 2003
Is accountable to members Is accountable to the Minister of Social Development and Parliament
Provides an independent voice for social workers Provides a voice for the public
Supports social workers & the social work profession Increases the professionalism of social workers
PURPOSE PURPOSE
Promotes an indigenous identity for social work in Aotearoa New Zealand

Advances social justice, human rights and human dignity through advocacy and social change

Provides a national organisation for professional social workers to (re)present their views on social policy and practice, and to protect their interests and public standing

Protects the safety of the public by ensuring social workers are:
• Competent to practice
• Accountable for their practice
• Fit to practiceSupports social workers by operating the regulatory framework in a way that’s
transparent and accountableBuilds public trust so social workers can be recognised as skilled professionals

Lifts the standing of social work by having registered professionals, similar to others, ie teachers, nurses and lawyers

Services provided Registration & Enhancing Professionalism
Provides a ‘voice’ for social workers through a range of media Registers social workers
Publications – Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, Notice Board, eNotices, website, practice notes Provides Practicing Certificates
Develops & maintains a Code of Ethics Sets professional standards through a Code of Conduct
Deliver & promote professional development activities Sets CPD requirements and monitors compliance
Provides an online CPD Log Reviews competence of social workers
Listings
o Professional Supervisors
o Social work vacancies
o Social Workers in private practice
o Local national & international CPD
Regulates the profession to build public trust in social workers
Provides professional indemnity insurance as a member benefit Receives, assesses and manages complaints about registered social workers
Contact details Contact details
ANZASW
Te Rōpu Kaimahi Toko i te Hāpori i Aotearoa
DX Box WX33484, Christchurch, New Zealand
Email: admin@anzasw.nz
Website: https://anzasw.nz/
Social Workers Registration Board
Kāhui Whakamana Tauwhiro
PO Box 3452, Wellington, 6140, New Zealand
Email: info@swrb.govt.nz
Website: https://swrb.govt.nz/