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What we do

Our role and legislation

​Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles.​ ​

Our rules

Our rules set out what you can expect across appointments, registration, education and training, and fitness to practise.

Regional engagement

Our regional engagement leads are registered social workers who work locally with people in the social work sector.

How we work with people

From formal consultations to engaging with social workers across the country, collaboration is central to our work.


How we consult on topics such as amendments to our rules and standards, policy changes and supporting guidance.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Find out more about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in social work and regulation.

National Advisory Forum

Our National Advisory Forum provides expert advice, support and challenge to our work and how we achieve our objectives.

Social Work Week 2021

We're bringing people together to learn, connect, and engage on the values and principles of effective social work practice.


We're committed to learning about social work and to gathering data about the profession and people's experiences.

Our board

Our board is responsible for overseeing Social Work England’s regulatory functions.

Our leadership

For information about the people who make up our leadership team, including our chief executive, Colum Conway.

Our partners

We collaborate with a range of partners to regulate the social work profession.


For our annual report and accounts, business plans and other publications, including our legislation.

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