ANZASW Statement: Reflections on the Case of Ruby Knox

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:44 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the review into the murder of Ruby Knox by her mother in 2016, published this month, raises serious issues that should be urgently addressed. The case highlights the need for more services and quality respite to […]

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ANZASW Statement on World Day for International Justice

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 3:31 pm Press Release: ANZASW The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the World Day for International Justice. This year’s celebration coincides with the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Rome Statute, the treaty which brought the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent criminal tribunal with a global scope, into being. ANZASW recognises […]

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ANZASW Statement on Nurses Strike

Monday, 16 July 2018, 2:52 pm Press Release: ANZASW   The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to once again express its solidarity with nurses who have been engaged in industrial action. Nurses, like social workers, play an irreplaceable role in society, offering vital preventative services and standing with people during times of acute crisis. They are undervalued […]

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ANZASW Statement on the Practice of “Gay Conversion Therapy” in Aotearoa NZ

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of so-called “gay conversion therapy,” also known as “reparative therapy,” in Aotearoa New Zealand. An investigation into the subject by TVNZ documented individuals in several locations appearing to offer conversion services; ANZASW has seen online advertisements for this form of “counselling” in […]

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ANZASW Statement on Separating / Detaining Migrant Families

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:06 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers   The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of keeping migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in detention and separating them from their parents. ANZASW notes with grave concern that, according to the Global Campaign to End Child […]

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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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ANZASW Statement on Industrial Action in the Public Sector

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:06 pm Press Release: Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to communicate its strong opposition to the practice of keeping migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in detention and separating them from their parents. ANZASW notes with grave concern that, according to the Global Campaign to End Child Immigration Detention, […]

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SWRB Consultation: Social Work Programme Staffing Requirements

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB) is undertaking a consultation on the process for granting exemptions to the academic staff requirements in the programme recognition standards. Under the SWR Act the Board have a responsibility to promote and set standards for social work education and training, in consultation with educators. The outcome we seek are graduates who are reflective, competent […]

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