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Fitness to practise rules

Fitness to practise rules

Social Work England has made these rules in accordance with regulation 3 of the Social Workers Regulations 2018.

These Rules are made in exercise of powers conferred by regulation 25(5) of the Social Workers Regulations 2018.

These Rules may be cited as the Social Work England Fitness to Practise Rules 2019 and come into force on the date on which section 39(1) of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 comes into force. 

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Last updated: 9 April 2020

Version history

These rules were amended on 9 April 2020 to allow for notice and communications by email during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. These changes come into force on 14 April 2020. We intend to reverse these changes at the end of the current emergency.