Removal (non-payment of fees)
If you let your registration relapse, you can only rejoin the register by applying for restoration.
Removal due to non-payment of fees
Last updated: 29 July 2021
Registration fees must be paid in full when you renew your registration or by Direct Debit in 2 annual instalments, on 1 October and 1 April.
If your Direct Debit fails, or you need to make a one off payment by card, you will receive a message on your online account explaining when and how to make the payment.
We understand that you may be feeling anxious about your finances during the emergency. It’s important that you seek support if you are struggling to pay your registration fees. If you do not pay your registration fees, you are at risk of being removed from the register. You can find more information about organisations that may be able to support you here.
If you have an open fitness to practise case, you will be kept on the register whilst your case is open. However, you are encouraged to make payments when requested. We will contact you at the end of your fitness to practise case to request any outstanding balance. If you do not pay, you will be removed from the register.
If you are removed from the register, you will not be able to practice as a social worker or use the protected title ‘social worker’.
Lapse of registration
If you let your registration lapse, you can only rejoin the register by applying for restoration. If your registration lapses, you are not able to appeal. You can find more information in our registration rules.
If you have any questions or need help regarding your fee payments, please contact us as soon as possible.