Find out about our Social Worker Registration Compliance and Support function and who to contact if you have concerns.
The purposes and function of the Act are to:
The Act requires anyone practising as a social worker to be registered with the Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB). Only people registered as a social worker may use:
The SWRB administers registrations and practising certificates.
If you have concerns about a registered social worker, it is important that the SWRB is notified. You can contact them through their website:
Concerns may include:
We take the lead on responding to concerns about anyone who is not registered as a social worker.
Social workers who are not registered may have not demonstrated to the SWRB that they are fit to practice, and therefore may pose a risk to the public.
Anyone can get in touch with Te Kāhui Kāhu if they have concerns about a person or an organisation.
If you have concerns about someone presenting as a social worker or practising as a social worker when they are not registered, please contact us.
We will follow up on every notification received to ensure that legal requirements are upheld.
Individuals who are eligible to be registered will be supported with information on how they can comply with legal requirements.
You can find further information at: