Social Workers


but Children's Commissioner says give power of Oranga Tamariki 'to Māori, for Māori'

I te tuatahi – he mihi He mihi tēnei ki ngā tamariki mokopuna katoa o te whenua nei – mā mātou ngā pakeke katoa, rātou, ko tēnei reanga me ngā reanga ki te heke mai, e whakaruruhau.(An acknowledgement of all the children in our land – it is for all adults, all ...
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but three-quarters yet to upload CPD

Almost fifteen thousand social workers have renewed their registration in the first two weeks of the process, but almost three-quarters are still to meet the requirement to upload one piece of CPD to keep their registration.Social Work England said 14.8% of registrants – 1...
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five years on back of high stress and caseloads

Four in ten social workers anticipate quitting the profession within the next five years as a result of high caseloads, stress and a negative working environment, finds research for Social Work England published today.The perspective was held more strongly by children...
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Social workers fear

August 24, 2020

OT control of staff testimony

Some social workers are suspicious of a move by Oranga Tamariki to join a project to survey the experiences of frontline staff, fearing it is trying to control the result. Bonnie Sumner reportsA rift has broken out within New Zealand’s largest professional body o...
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Jon, a social worker in New York City, began to fully understand the relationship between social services and law enforcement during the years they spent working with formerly homeless people at a single-room occupancy building in the South Bronx. In one case, officers arriv...
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There are concerns that universities are churning out social workers who have not been taught the skills to work well with Māori.Last week, Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft released a report revealing harrowing stories of Māori mothers experiences with soc...
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Resources for Social Workers

Explore the resources and websites for some helpful information about mental health and wellbeing in particular reference to young people....
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IFSW: Ethical Challenges to Social Workers: COVID-19: Research

Dear IFSW Members, we hope you, your families and colleagues are well at this demanding time. You may have seen in last week’s news that The IFSW Ethics Commission has formed a partnership with the Social Work Ethics Research Group (SWERG) to undertake rapid research on th...
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