ANZASW Quality and Innovation Awards 2021

John Fry Memorial Supreme Award for Quality and Innovation in Social Work 2019 Winner and Information Quality and Innovation Awards 2017 – Winners and Information Quality and Innovation Awards 2015 – Winners and Information The ANZASW Quality and Innovation Awards have been established following the 2014 Year of celebrating 50 years of ANZASW to formally recognise excellence in social work […]

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Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers’ Day 2020

Aotearoa NZ Social Workers’ Day is on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. Aotearoa Social Workers’ Day is an annual event celebrating social workers and the work they do. This is a great opportunity for Social Workers to get together, network & enjoy collegial support. It can be as simple as organising a date, time & a place to meet e.g. café for […]

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ANZASW 2020 AGM & CPD Day, Theme – Ethics in Social Work

2020 ANZASW AGM & CPD Day’s Theme was Ethics in Social Work. Sarah Banks, (Professor of Applied Social Sciences,UK) presented on practising ethically in challenging times, Ange Watson presented on Kaimahi experiences of the collision of their personal, professional and cultural worlds and the values and ethical challenges within this experience and Liz Beddoe & Neil Ballantyne presented on Enhancing readiness to practise – the Professional Capabilities Framework

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Remembering Professor Ian Shirley

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) mourns the loss of Professor Ian Shirley, who passed away at the weekend. Professor Shirley will be remembered as a man of brilliance and integrity, who strove throughout his long career to advance the cause of social justice in this country, contributing so much to the development of social policy, both […]

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ANZASW Statement on Abortion Law Reform

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the recent release of the Law Commission’s report on Abortion Law reform.

The Association is pleased that the restrictive, decades-old laws that regulate abortion look set to be updated. We are encouraged by the fact that all the options for reform proposed in the report call for the practice to be decriminalised and treated instead as a matter of health, in keeping with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice’s past statements on the issue.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Thursday 9th August 2018

This piece was written by ANZASW member Miriama Scott The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) recognises the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples as a time for reflection. As we reflect on this day, which occurred earlier this month, we consider the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007), the IFSW Global Definition […]

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ANZASW Supports Minister Martin’s Proposed Intervention Strategy

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:09 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers   Minister Martin’s proposed intervention strategy for children The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports Minister for Children Tracey Martin’s strategy of intensive intervention to lower the number of children being placed in care. At ANZASW we acknowledge that keeping children connected with their […]

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