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Social Work England

A specialist regulator focused on enabling positive change in social work

Every day, social workers support millions of people to improve their chances in life. We are taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles. 

We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Social workers protect millions of people every day and are more important than ever as society faces unprecedented upheaval. You will play a vital role in helping communities through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is an extremely difficult and stressful time and we want to thank you for your continued work.

Check your contact details are up-to-date

In times of emergency, staying up-to-date and connected is critical, so we’re asking anyone who has not already activated their online account to do so as soon as possible.

If you were previously registered with HCPC, you will already have an online account. To activate the online account, you just need to create a password. When you’re asked to enter your email, please use the primary email address you supplied to HCPC. Once set up and logged in, please review and update your contact details.

Our phone lines are busy

We're currently experiencing a high volume of calls. We’re doing our best to answer your calls as quickly as possible, but please help us by only calling if you need to speak to someone. We will be able to get back to you quicker via email. 

Email us on [email protected].

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