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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.

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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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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.

To keep NGO Services Open, Close the Pay-Gap

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 3:08 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers Media Release: The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) 21 October 2020 ANZASW, Aotearoa New Zealand’s professional social work body, is calling on the government to prioritise fair pay and funding for social workers in the community sector to avert crisis, cuts and closures. The […]

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ANZASW stands with Australia

ANZASW stands with Australia Media Release: The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) 8th January 2020 The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers offers its condolences and aroha to those affected by the bushfires in Australia over recent weeks and months. We grieve at the loss of human and animal life, natural heritage and destruction of property. As the […]

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Social Work and Human Rights

It is International Human Rights Day 2019. To explore the close connection between social work and human rights and to highlight social work activity in this field, the Association asked Neil Ballantyne, a social work academic at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, to provide insights. This year Neil was the recipient of ANZASW’s John Fry Memorial Supreme Award for Quality […]

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Child poverty efforts must be escalated

9th December 2019 The data doesn’t lie: Child poverty efforts must be escalated Media Release: The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) The publication of the Child Poverty Monitor 2019, released today, is a reminder of the need to accelerate efforts to lift our children / tamariki out of poverty. Among the most striking details contained in the […]

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Time to address the causes, not symptoms, of inequality

5 December 2019 A new publication by the Salvation Army offers a timely reminder that bolder solutions need to be considered to meaningfully reduce inequality and poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. “While the Association welcomes government policies and initiatives to ameliorate hardship, this report is a much-needed wake-up call on the stark reality of the situation which should compel us as a […]

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ANZASW in solidarity with social workers in Hong Kong

27 November 2019 The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to add its voice to those around the world speaking out in support of social work colleagues in Hong Kong. The Association recognises the call for solidarity from the Hong Kong Association of Social Workers (HKSWA), complaints from social workers of mistreatment at the hands of the police, indications […]

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In-work poverty symptomatic of economic injustice

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:05 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers Media Release: The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) November 26th 2019 A report on in-work poverty published this week by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is a reminder that a fair pay is an absolute prerequisite to making progress on many of our country’s chronic […]

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To ensure targets are met, govt must step up on welfare

Friday, 22 November 2019, 10:46 am Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The enduring crisis of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand must be addressed with greater energy by government, the country’s professional body for social workers said today. “Poverty for children / tamariki in Aotearoa New Zealand is not something we can just keep sidelining- it’s a mark […]

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Brave New World for Social Work

Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand has entered a pivotal period, providing unprecedented opportunities for collaboration and the enhancement of practice across the sector.
As the professional body for social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand, ANZASW welcomes these changes and will continue to lead from the front to build on the momentum for progress.

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