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Our role and legislation
We are a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles.
What you can expect from us across appointments, registration, education and training, and fitness to practise.
The professional standards set out what a social worker in England must know, understand and be able to do.
Education and training standards
The education and training standards are the standards against which we assess and approve social work courses.
Apply for registration
For people who have completed their social work qualification and would like to apply to join register.
Apply for restoration
For previously registered social workers who want to return to social work practice.
Online account guide
You need an online account to record CPD, renew your registration annually and pay your registration fees.
Information about the registration period, how registration fees are calculated and ways to pay.
Search approved courses
Qualifying education and training courses that have been through the approval process.
Students and graduates
Information for students and graduates, including what you should know about our standards and when to apply for registration.
Concerns about a course
We investigate concerns if there is evidence that a course is not meeting our education and training standards.
Details of adjustments which education providers have made as a result of COVID-19.
The CPD standard
View the professional standard on CPD.
What you need to know
The requirement to do and record CPD applies to all registered social workers.
What counts as CPD?
Advice on how to meet each part of the CPD standard, such as feedback and supervision.
A guide on how to record CPD on your online account.
Raise a concern
Raise a concern about a social worker by giving us information about them or telling us about something they did.
Hearings and decisions
For details of upcoming hearings and decisions made by our case examiners and adjudicators.
Information for social workers under investigation
About the fitness to practise process and what to expect.
Information about organisations that may be able to support you when a concern is raised.
Our board is responsible for overseeing Social Work England’s regulatory functions.
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