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Fitness to practise guidance documents and policies

Fitness to practise guide

This guide explains our approach at Social Work England to carrying out fitness to practise investigations.

How we make decisions

These guidance documents explain how we make fitness to practise decisions.

Guidance for social workers

These guidance documents are intended for social workers, including guidance for suspended social workers.

Guidance for witnesses

These guidance documents are intended for witnesses, including how to get support.

Guidance for employers

This guidance is for employers and locum agencies who employ social workers.

Guidance for supervisors

This guidance outlines the roles of medical supervisors, workplace supervisors and reporters.