After a decision
Our case review team monitors suspended social workers and social workers with conditions of practice on their registration.
Our case review team monitors suspended social workers and social workers with conditions of practice on their registration. This includes where social workers have accepted that their fitness to practise is impaired and agreed to the sanctions proposed by case examiners or when an order has been imposed by our adjudicators.
Case review officers are the main points of contact for social workers following a fitness to practise outcome. They set deadlines for the social worker to submit evidence and can help explain the conditions of practice or suspension order.
While they cannot change the decision made, they will be there to guide the social worker through their remediation and back to unrestricted practice wherever possible.
Reviews of conditions of practice and suspension orders
Reviews of orders will be arranged by our hearings team shortly before the condition of practice or suspension order is due to expire.
The purpose of a review is to decide whether the concerns which led to the conditions of practice or suspension order have been addressed and whether the social worker's fitness to practise is still impaired.
At a review, sanctions are either revoked or allowed to lapse, varied, extended or changed to a different sanction. If an order is revoked, the social worker can return to unrestricted practice.
In circumstances where there is evidence that the order is not being complied with or other concerns have arisen, we will seek an early review of that order.
The social worker may be able to request an early review of the conditions or practice or suspension order in certain cases if circumstances have changed since the order was put in place.
If a social worker no longer wants to practice social work and does not want to remediate their practice following a final fitness to practise hearing, they may be able to apply for voluntary removal.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].