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Missing piece in social worker registration bill

Social Service Providers Aotearoa has told the social services select committee that some changes are necessary if the Bill on mandatory social worker registration is to achieve its purpose.

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New magazine fills information gap in social services

 A new magazine focused on social services for children, young people and families is to be launched at parliament today, Thursday 8 March, by Hon Tracey Martin, the Minister for Children.

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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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Time to set a new direction around data

Social service providers have welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, that the previous government’s requirement for community organisations to forward personal data on their clients will be scrapped.

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NGO Social Service Workforce Project

 SSPA is leading a project on the NGO social service workforce. This will give us a clearer understanding of the complexity of need and pressures on services, and what these mean for providers and the workforce in terms of staffing levels and the skills and qualifications required across the sector. 

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