The Social Workers Registration Bill 2018 was introduced to the SA Parliament on the 5th of September 2018. If enacted the legislation will make provision for the registration of social workers in South Australia and would establish a Social Work Registration Board.
On the 30th of January, the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) was asked to appear before a Joint Committee of the SA Parliament on the Bill. Our presentation was based on discussions we had with key stakeholders, including the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), and a survey of our organisational members. The following is a summary of the key issues we raised with the Joint Committee.