Becoming a Member

Explore the Benefits of ANZASW including the provision of indemnity insurance, professional development, networking and representation of the profession.

For Members

My Online CPD Log, Continuing Professional Development, ANZASW Webinars, Supervisors Listing – helping you work to the highest professional standards .

Our Voice

Whether advocating with or on behalf of a client, or as a voice on issues of social justice and human rights, social change and advocacy is at the heart of social work.

Continuing Professional Development

Professional Development as a requirement is here to stay. Either find an ANZASW Webinar or search our website for a professional development event.

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Job Centre

ANZASW is continuing to develop and coordinate ANZASW career related services. You do not need to be a member of ANZASW to use this service. 

ANZASW Publications

Including the Code of Ethics, the Practice Standards, Annual Reports, the bi-monthly e-Newsletter, NoticeBoard and the Aotearoa NZ Social Work Journal & Te Komako.

Books I’m reading!

A very short blog today – I’ve got a few underway and I decided it was high time I finished one and published it!! What are you reading at the moment? Do you read for pleasure? What do you enjoy? Currently I’m reading “Curious” by Ian Leslie. He describes curiosity as the “fourth drive” of human nature. “Curious learners go […]

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Climate Change and the threat of Social Disaster

Friday, 27 September 2019, 3:36 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers supports protesters gathered around the country to highlight the dangers of climate change. Climate change is the defining issue of our time, posing potentially catastrophic risks to society- even, in the worst-case scenario, to organised human life itself. “In […]

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Social Workers speaking for themselves

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 1:53 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Today the Association celebrates Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers Day 2019, by amplifying the voices of social workers as they share their knowledge of the profession. Their explanations are contained in a film, the first of a series, embedded in […]

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Suicide Prevention Strategies must address social causes

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:22 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers ANZASW welcomes the release of Every Life Matters, the government’s newly-announced strategy and action plan for suicide prevention, which contains many much-needed initiatives. However, the Association also recognises its omissions; in particular, the wider social and economic factors that can precipitate suicidal behaviour. “Our suicide crisis in not […]

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To improve well-being, Govt must fund NGOs fairly

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:39 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The government’s plans to enhance well-being and tackle a number of social challenges in Aotearoa New Zealand are unachievable without the community / NGO sector being properly supported, ANZASW Chief Executive Lucy Sandford-Reed said today. “Non-government social service providers are potential game-changers in communities with the lowest […]

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Real prison justice requires more than punishment

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:24 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes new proposals for prison reform put forward by the Minister of Corrections and non-government organisations recently. In particular, we support the the Hōkai Rangi strategy, announced this week, by the Department of Corrections, Ara Poutama Aotearoa. The […]

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The system, not social workers, is the issue at OT

Friday, 16 August 2019, 4:14 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Association is disappointed at comments made by Minister for Children Tracey Martin about Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Children, this week. “While Minister Martin’s statement partially echoes the Association’s observation in June this year, that systemic issues need to be addressed in relation to uplifts of children […]

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Anne’s Intro & Rules

Over the last year I have enjoyed my interactions with members of ANZASW and other social workers. There have often been times when I have wanted to bring up issues or get feed-back from members about incidents or questions. The two monthly NoticeBoard doesn’t really happen frequently enough for me. Sooooo, I have decided to start writing a blog. Initially […]

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