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Information for representatives

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.

You may want to read our fitness to practise rules and The Social Worker Regulations 2018.

Guidance notes for fitness to practise committees

We publish a series of guidance notes for use in fitness to practise hearings. These are for use by all parties at a hearing, but primarily detail case law and other important factors to guide adjudicators’ decision making.

Our processes

You may want our guidance on pre-hearing case management. The pre-hearing case management process informs how the adjudications team will schedule hearings, and issue directions to the social worker and the legal team to help the hearing run smoothly.


You may find it helpful to read about where people involved in fitness to practise proceedings can find support.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0808 196 2273 or email [email protected].


Last updated: 28 November 2019

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