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Chair appointed for Social Workers Reg Board


Chair appointed for Social Workers Registration Board


Northland-based past-President of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers and General Manager of Ngati Kahu Social Services, Robyn Corrigan, has today been appointed chairperson of the Social Worker Registration Board.

Palmerston North clinical social worker, counsellor and social services consultant Buster Curson has been appointed deputy Chairperson. Board members voted on the appointments today.

The appointments have been welcomed by Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

“The Social Workers Registration Board, which was formally launched earlier this month, will establish formal accountability and disciplinary frameworks for social workers. It will set the bar for acceptable social work standards in New Zealand.

“Robyn Corrigan and Buster Curson have had long standing involvements in the social work profession and, in particular, in the development of professional standards for social work practice.

“It is expected that registration will become the hallmark by which employers can judge potential appointees and funding agencies can assess the quality of social service providers.

“The leadership roles assigned to Robyn Corrigan and Buster Curson ensure the Board will be able to exercise the necessary professional leadership to establish and govern the registration process,” Steve Maharey said.

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