Children’s Workforce Core Competencies – Draft Framework

Kia ora members MSD is conducting this consultation with key stakeholders on behalf of the Children’s Action Plan (CAP) which has developed the attached draft core competency framework.  The framework is based on what CAP learned from previous consultations and the work of the Framework Design Team – a group of experts and representatives from across the children’s workforce. We want […]

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IFSW Policy Documents: Feedback Sought prior to IFSW AGM

Members are encouraged to provide their thoughts and feedback on these two IFSW Policy documents prior to the IFSW General Meeting 23 & 24 June 2016.     IFSW Policy SW Assessment Services Other Countries     IFSW Policy International Trade Agreements Feedback can be by way of “leave a reply” of emailing the ANZASW Chief Executive: lucysandfordreed@anzasw.nz

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Celebrating Rachel, Lucy and Dennis on World Day of Social Justice

‘Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Social workers aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need’ (NASW, 2016, para.2). Kia ora everyone, As some of you may know, Saturday the 20thof February is World Day of Social Justice. As part of our […]

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IFSW General Meeting 24-25 June 2016 Seoul Korea

Information about the IFSW General Meeting and the associated Agenda Items can be found at http://ifsw.org/generalmeeting2016/ Members are encouraged to have a look at Agenda papers and feed any comments or views back to me. lucysandford-reed@anzasw.nz The Aotearoa New Zealand IFSW Co-ordinating Body is the body that votes on IFSW matters on behalf of both ANZASW and TWSWA.  The ANZASW […]

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ANZASW Submission on the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan 2016-2020

Social work practice is about providing assistance, understanding and encouragement to sensitive,
stressed and vulnerable clients. Social workers are focused on improving clients’ wellbeing whilst
effecting long term change. Our members have a significant professional interest in the potential or
intended affects the Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan 2016-2020 will have on
their ability to help clients.

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World Cancer Day 4th February – Celebrating Pauline Farquhar

Kia ora everyone, As some of you may know, Thursday the 4th of February is International Cancer Day. As part of our national initiative of celebrating ANZASW Social Workers I would like to celebrate the wonderful work ANZASW member Pauline Farquhar from the Cancer Society does as leader of the Central Districts Supportive Care Team (https://central-districts.cancernz.org.nz/en/?divisionId=19). The Cancer Society is […]

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