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Hearings

Before a hearing

For information about what happens when a case is referred to the hearings team.

Attending a hearing

For information about hearing locations and times, how to attend and what happens at a hearing.

Adjudicators

For information about how adjudicators make decisions about a social worker's fitness to practise.

Hearing outcomes

For information about possible hearing outcomes related to proven concerns about a social worker’s fitness to practise.

Information for witnesses

This page is for anyone giving evidence at a fitness to practise hearing. You may be giving evidence for us, or in support of the social worker's defence.

Information for representatives

This page is for any representative for a social worker at a fitness to practise hearing. You may also find this helpful if you are a social worker representing yourself.