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(Social Work England) Consultation on rules and standard

22 March 2019

Social Work England is preparing to become the new regulator for social workers in England, taking over from the Health and Care Professions Council.

The purpose of Social Work England is to protect the public by setting and promoting high standards of education and professional conduct amongst social workers.

Our ambition is to provide a smooth and seamless transition of regulation and to maximise the opportunities of being both new and specialist to engage with the sector and listen to the public.

The document under consultation here is one of five setting out the rules and standards we need to establish before taking over the regulation of social workers in England.

The other four documents address: 

  • Qualifying education and training standards
  • Education and training rules
  • Registration rules
  • Fitness to practise rules

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Tuesday the 23rd of April.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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