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Suicide prevention strategies must address social causes

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:22 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

ANZASW welcomes the release of Every Life Matters , the government’s newly-announced strategy and action plan for suicide prevention, which contains many much-needed initiatives. More >>

To improve well-being, govt must fund NGOs fairly

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:39 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The government’s plans to enhance well-being and tackle a number of social challenges in Aotearoa New Zealand are unachievable without the community / NGO sector being properly supported, ANZASW Chief Executive Lucy Sandford-Reed said today. More >>

Real prison justice requires more than punishment

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:24 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes new proposals for prison reform put forward by the Minister of Corrections and non-government organisations recently. More >>

The system, not social workers, is the issue at OT

Friday, 16 August 2019, 4:14 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Association is disappointed at comments made by Minister for Children Tracey Martin about Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Children, this week. More >>

Social worker self-care means better services

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 2:36 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

An NGO initiative highlights the need for social worker well-being to be at the centre of efforts to improve services, the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) said today. More >>

Keep spotlight on state care to make it safer for tamariki

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 4:40 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The latest Safety of Children in Care report reveals the scale of the challenge facing social workers as they act to better protect children / tamariki and young people / rangatahi in Oranga Tamariki in the system. While the statistics cited in ... More >>

Housing shortage about more than just under-supply

Monday, 22 July 2019, 4:13 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The growing housing shortage crisis about more than supply and demand- it is about inequity. Recently released analysis by Kiwibank shows that last year’s “severe” shortage of housing has worsened, with the shortfall growing from 100,000 to 130,0000 ... More >>

A fairer go for carers- but not fair enough

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 4:42 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased that the government has corrected aspects of the Funded Family Care policy, but calls for more courageous action. More >>

ANZASW backs sexual violence survivors seeking justice

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 5:13 pm | Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased that the government has announced that they will provide greater protections to survivors of sexual violence as they seek justice through the courts. “Social workers bear ... More >>

Better social work for Māori: a personal Matariki reflection

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 1:46 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Today is the beginning of a period known as Matariki, heralded by the sighting of seven stars in the Matariki cluster, which can usually be spotted during atapō (before dawn), north of the constellation Tautoro. More >>

ANZASW statement on uplift inquiry

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 4:29 pm | Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the announcement by the Ombudsman to conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children’s practices and processes when removing new born children under court ... More >>

ANZASW statement on uplifts

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 4:29 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

As the professional body for social work in Aotearoa New Zealand, ANZASW feels compelled to offer its perspective on the challenging issue of uplifting children from their family / carers / whānau, which has been the focus of significant attention in the ... More >>

ANZASW response to the 2019 budget

Friday, 31 May 2019, 12:25 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to respond to this year’s “well-being” budget. More >>

ANZASW statement on government's response to He Ara Oranga

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 12:07 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the government’s acceptance of most of the recommendations contained in He Ara Oranga – the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. More >>

ANZASW reflections on the latest state of care report

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 3:36 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) appreciates the recommendations and insights contained in the latest State of Care report, "Supporting Young People on Remand to live Successfully in the Community," produced by the Office ... More >>

ANZASW on new intensive social work services

Friday, 24 May 2019, 11:08 am | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) notes the introduction of new intensive services by Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children, designed to reduce the number of children / tamariki uplifted into state care. More >>

ANZASW on funding to tackle family and sexual violence

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4:14 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) strongly welcomes the government’s pledge to increase funding to tackle family and sexual violence. The government estimates that around a million people including 300,000 children ... More >>

ANZASW observes the International Day Against Homophobia

Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:12 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Today, we celebrate sexual and gender diversity in our communities and welcome the fact that more people than ever are free to identify their gender and love whom they choose. We welcome the progress that has occurred, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and ... More >>

ANZASW on WEAG report and the need for welfare reform

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:37 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is pleased to have read the recently published report produced by the Welfare Experts Advisory Group (WEAG). “This report is comprehensive, making many compelling points and containing ... More >>

On Housing crisis in Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:40 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) is concerned about reports of a housing crisis in the Hawke’s Bay area that has affected hundreds of children / tamariki and young people / rangitahi. We are particularly concerned ... More >>

 

 

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