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Deep flaw in report-back on social worker registration

Social Service Providers Aotearoa says the select committee’s report on mandatory social worker registration fails to meet the Bill’s fundamental objectives of safeguarding the public and protecting the integrity of the social work profession.

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Social workers and pay equity

Oranga Tamariki social workers’ pay equity claim is a positive move for the profession. It demands a funding increase so NGOs can attract social workers to deliver community-based social services. 

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Social Workers Registration Bill

SSPA supports mandatory registration of social workers to promote public accountability and safety and to reinforce the value of professional social work. But the Bill requires significant changes if it is to achieve these objectives.

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