Guidance for social workers
This guidance explains our approach at Social Work England to carrying out fitness to practise investigations.
This guidance explains the circumstances in which we share information outside Social Work England, and what we do to keep the disclosure of personal data to a minimum.
This document is for social workers who have had an allegation made against them that is proceeding to a hearing.
This document provides guidance to social workers that have been substantively suspended as part of Social Work England’s fitness to practise process.
This policy outlines Social Work England’s legal obligations with regards to equality and diversity as well as a reasonable adjustment process at fitness to practise hearings.
Our glossary of terms is intended to help provide consistency across our different formal decision making stages in our fitness to practise process.
This document outlines the wording that should be used when drafting conditions and should be read in conjunction with our glossary of terms and sanctions guidance.
Our fitness to practise powers enable us to deliver our overarching objective through proportionate sanctions where an individual social worker’s fitness to practise is impaired.
This guidance is intended to help unrepresented social workers to understand what to expect at hearings.
This document sets out the circumstances and factors which may lead a panel of adjudicators to exclude a representative (or other person) from fitness to practise proceedings.
This guidance sets out how we will manage a request for voluntary removal from the register in circumstances where there are ongoing fitness to practise proceedings.
This guidance explains when we might need to investigate whether a social worker’s fitness to practise is impaired because of ill health.