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Search the register

You can search for a registered social worker by their first name, last name, town of employment and registration number.

Guide to the register

For information about searching the register, what information we publish and how to find help.

Coronavirus temporary registration

Social workers will play a vital role in helping communities through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. View the list of temporary social workers.


For information about our CPD standards and how to meet them - and how to record CPD using your online account.

Get involved

With every consultation we provide information about what we are consulting on and how you can get involved.


If you have completed AMHP or BIA training, you can request to have it added to our online register.

Work outside England

For information about practising as a social worker outside England and what you need to do.

Leave the register

For information about when to consider leaving the register and what you need to do.


If there has been a change to your fitness to practise, you will need to tell us about it.

Social workers under investigation

A guide for social workers explaining each stage of the fitness to practise process and what to expect.

If you need support

For information about other organisations that can help support people involved in fitness to practise proceedings.

Apply to join the register

For people who have completed their social work qualification and would like to apply to join the register.

Registration fees

For information about the registration period, how registration fees are calculated and ways to pay.

Return to the register

Returning to the register, also known as restoration, is for social workers who want to return to practice in England.

Information for students

For information about what you need to do as a student, such as when to apply for registration.

Updating skills and knowledge

When making an application, you may need to show us how you’ve kept your skills, knowledge and experience up-to-date.

Visiting European Professionals

For information about practising as a social worker in England on a temporary or occasional basis.

Registration appeals

For information about how to appeal a registration decision.

Information for employers

For information about your responsibilities as an employer and what to do if you have concerns about a social worker.

Brexit guidance

Information about what the EU exit means for social workers in England.

Qualification verification service

If you qualified as a social worker before the introduction of the social work degree, you can apply for a letter which will verify that you have the relevant qualification.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Social workers protect millions of people every day and are more important than ever as society faces unprecedented upheaval. You will play a vital role in helping communities through the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is an extremely difficult and stressful time and we want to thank you for your continued work.

Latest information about COVID-19