How we deal with concerns
Information about how we investigate serious concerns about the conduct and competence of social workers.
Our investigations team gathers evidence, manages the progress of a case and keeps all people involved up-to-date.
Case examiners review the evidence collected during an investigation to decide next steps.
When concerns are so serious that, if we allowed the social worker to continue to practise, public safety would be put at risk, or there would be a risk to the social worker themselves.
We will remove social workers convicted of certain very serious criminal offences from the register, known as listed offences, without having to go through fitness to practise processes.
For information about attending a hearing, our panels and adjudicators, hearing outcomes and reviews.
Our case review team monitors suspended social workers and social workers with conditions on their practice.
A guide for social workers intended to help answer questions about the fitness to practise process and what to expect.
If you need support, including financial, legal and emotional, these organisations may be able to help you.