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Search the register

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

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.

More information about what your results mean

Registration status
Social workers on our register who are able to practise without restriction have a status of ‘registered’. A registration status of ‘registered, subject to conditions’ means that the social worker was added to our register with some conditions that they have to meet.

A registration status such as ‘registered, conditions of practice' means that there is a current fitness to practise outcome in relation to the social worker. You can find more information about how we deal with concerns about social workers. If a social worker has a status of ‘no longer registered’, their status will include the reason they are no longer registered.

Sanctions
If a social worker has a status that shows a fitness to practise outcome, the dates over which that outcome applies will be displayed. You can read more about our fitness to practise process