Mandatory Registration Celebration 2021 – Kia Utoka Kia Tauwhiro

Sharyn Roberts, ANZASW President: “Now Social Work stands in its own mana, with social workers being recognised as the professional workforce that we are. Located within an ethical and specialised profession, now our years of tertiary study and sacrifice have meaning and our mahi, which is a difficult mahi, with people who are at the most vulnerable and desperate times [...] » Read more

Kaiwhakahaere (CEO) appointment at ANZASW

10th May 2021 E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā hau e whā ki ngā rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou katoa. ANZASW Perehitana-President, Sharyn Roberts is delighted to announce the selection of Braden Clark as the new Kaiwhakahaere (CEO) stating, “this appointment is a very important step for the ANZASW as we embark on the full implementation of our […]

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ANZSW Journal Vol 33, No 1 (2021)

Vol 33, No 1 (2021) Full Issue View or download the full issue PDF Table of Contents Editorial A sense of optimism is important in times of challenge Ian Hyslop, Liz Beddoe PDF 1-4 Original Articles He kaiwhakatere ahau: A (k)new practice model in the care of rangatahi and whānau Georgina Denise Makoare, Zack Henare Makoare, Fiona Cram PDF […]

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FEATURED ARTICLE: Representation must occur at all levels to create meaningful change for Pacific people in New Zealand

Whitireia social work graduate, Rosalie Maiava-Zajkowski, sees the representation of Pacific people in government spaces as key to creating meaningful and lasting positive change for Pacific people in New Zealand, and across the moana.

Pacific people are underrepresented within governance roles in the public sector and an estimation that less than 1% of chief executive, general manager and legislator roles are occupied by Pacific people in government.*

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ANZASW Statement on the Benefit Increases

Yesterday (Sunday 28 February 2021), Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development and Employment announced that benefits will increase by 3.1 percent as of April 1, 2021. These increases are in line with the rise in average wage. This follows an earlier announcement (made on February 16, 2021) that those receiving benefit support will be able to earn more through work […]

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ANZASW Quality and Innovation Awards

  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 practice. Categories of Awards include exemplary and or innovative social work showcasing one or more of the following: Human Rights: Social Work practice demonstrating how an identified human rights issue or issues has/have [...] » Read more

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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