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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

Information about why we have temporary registration, how it works, who has temporary registration and how to opt out.

Registration status

Every social worker on our register has a registration status. Read more about what each registration status means.

Renew your registration

Important information about your registration and what you need to do to stay on the register.

Apply to join the register

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

Students and graduates

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

Online account guide

You need an online account to record CPD, renew your registration annually and pay your registration fees.

Registration fees

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

Misuse of title

It is illegal for a person to use the title 'social worker' unless they have completed the required training and are registered.

Make a self-referral

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

Leave the register

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

Guidance documents

View or download registration guidance documents.


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

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.

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.

Request an annotation

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.

Visiting European Professionals

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

Brexit guidance

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

Information for employers

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