Registration guidance, including guidance for new applicants and social workers who want to renew their registration.
Guidance for social workers who want to apply to register, including fees, timelines, English language and qualification requirements.
This guidance is for social workers who currently hold registration with Social Work England and who want to renew their registration.
This guidance is for applicants and registered social workers who would like more information about fees.
This guidance is for people who are currently registered with Social Work England and are considering leaving the register.
This guidance is to help registered social workers decide whether to make a self-referral due to a change in circumstances and provide information about how to do this.
This guidance is for people who have been offered registration with conditions.
This guidance is for people who have previously been registered with the HCPC or Social Work England and would like to re-join the register.
Guidance on our emergency powers, returning to practice as a social worker with temporary registration and leaving the register after the emergency has ended.
This guidance is for people who are qualified to practise as a social worker in the EEA or Switzerland, and want to practise in England on a temporary and occasional basis.
This guidance is for people who’ve applied to join the register and have been asked to undertake a period of adaptation.
This guidance is for people who are registered, or who have been registered, with Social Work England and want to practise as a social worker outside England.
This guidance is for registered social workers who have completed AMHP or BIA training and would like to apply for their entry on the register to be annotated to reflect this.
This guidance is for people who want to appeal a registration decision made by Social Work England.
This guidance is for people who’ve applied to join the register and been asked to take a test of competence.
We have the power to bring private prosecutions for a number of offences set out in the Social Workers Regulations 2018.
Guidance to support social workers who wish to update their gender identity. This may be as part of an application to renew or during the year through their online account.