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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. 

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.

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.