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Search the register

You can search for a registered social worker by their first name, last name, registration number or any combination of those.

Please use the separate search page to search for multiple social workers.

What is the register?

Social work is a regulated profession. This means that to be able to practise as a social worker in England, individuals must be registered with Social Work England. Once registered, all social workers are listed on our public register.

The register is a statutory list of individual social workers who practise in England. It provides assurance that the people who practise as social workers in England have the right skills and qualifications and are capable of safe and effective practice.

Guide to the register

If you have any questions about the how to search the register or need help, please read our guide to the register. You may also want to read more about what each registration status means.

Information for people who have been given temporary registration

If you have been given temporary registration, you are able to practise on a temporary basis as a social worker. This is in accordance with the powers we have been given by government to operate an emergency register. Temporary registration does not give you the same rights as a social worker who has a registration status of 'registered'. Temporary registration can be removed at any time, so if you wish to use the protected title of ‘social worker’ in the future, you must apply to restore your registration as soon as possible.

We're currently experiencing high volumes of enquiries. If you have any questions about restoring your registration, please read our restoration guidance.