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Guidance on a referral for an interim order

Guidance on when to make an interim order


The Social Workers Regulations 2018 give Social Work England the power to restrict or suspend a social worker’s registration whilst a fitness to practise investigation is in progress.

An interim order can be imposed by adjudicators if they consider it necessary to protect the public or it is in the best interests of the social worker.

This guidance supports investigators and case examiners to decide whether to invite the adjudicators to consider making an interim order.

View or download the referral for an interim order guidance

Last updated: 26 November 2019