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How we use personal information

Fitness to practise information handling guidance


The guidance is intended for:

  • members of the public, including users of social work services

  • bodies referring concerns to us, such as employers or other regulators

  • social workers (including their representatives)

  • Social Work England staff, and associates such as adjudicators

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 to meet our duty of protecting the public. It also explains when we need to publish information about a concern.

View or download the fitness to practise information handling guidance

Last updated: 26 November 2019