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Publications

View publications, including annual reports, business plans and our corporate strategy. 

Children and Social Work Act 2017

An Act to make provision about looked after children, to make other provision in relation to the welfare of children, and to make provision about the regulation of social workers.

Social Workers Regulations 2018

The Social Workers Regulations 2018 sets out the new regulatory framework under which Social Work England will regulate social workers in England.

Corporate strategy

Our three year strategy aims to deliver radically different regulation, higher standards and improved confidence in the sector. We’ve set out what this means in relation to our five themes in our corporate strategy.

Framework document

Drawn up by the Department for Education, in consultation with the Department of Health and Social Care and Social Work England, this document sets out the broad framework within which we will operate.

Research reports

Social Work England are committed to learning about social work and to gathering data and intelligence about the profession and people’s experiences.

Past consultations

When a consultation has ended and all documents have been published, our response will be listed here as an online publication.

Annual report and accounts 2018 to 2019

This is our first annual report and accounts since we were established under the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

Annual report and accounts 2019 to 2020

This is our first annual report and accounts as the regulator for social workers in England.

Business plan 2020 to 2021

This business plan sets out our intentions for the financial year ending March 2021.

Business plan 2019 to 2020

This business plan sets out our intentions for the financial year ending March 2020.

Social Work in England: First Reflections

In this interim report, we share our reflections on our first year as the new specialist regulator for social workers in England.

Our statement of intent on equality, diversity and inclusion

This statement sets out our 3 year ambition and monitoring process for ensuring that we operate in a way that reflects our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion as part of our core business.

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