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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’.

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.

Government halts collection of client data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and SSPA national manager, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through.