NZ heading towards compulsory registration of social workers, MPs unclear of path
From Stuff.co.nz: 06 April 2016
“Mandatory registration for social workers seems likely this year, but MPs are questioning whether an inquiry should be held or if the laws should simply be changed by the Government.
While a national register for those who work with New Zealand’s most vulnerable exists, inclusion is voluntary.
The Social Workers Registration Board has been lobbying for mandatory registration for a number of years.
Appearing in front of Parliament’s Social Services Select Committee, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley called for an inquiry into the registration system for workers, based on an “issues developed by the board”.” …