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Election Issues 2017

This election, ComVoices highlights three things that would make a difference for NGO service providers. Talk to your local candidates about them.

Social worker registration

A Bill will be introduced soon that will bring in mandatory registration of social workers and protection of the title ‘social worker’.

Oranga Tamariki Bill will soon be law

 The CYPF (Oranga Tamariki) Bill has passed its second reading and is likely to be made law before the general election.

Mandatory registration needs government support

Mandatory registration for social workers, announced by Minister Anne Tolley, is supported by SSPA but there are practical matters that need to be addressed to make it viable for the not-for-profit sector.

Still work ahead

 We were very pleased to be able to advise members last week that MSD won’t now be introducing in July a contract requirement to collect and share information on the people using your services.