Next week on Monday 2 December 2019, Social Work England will take over from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as the new specialist regulator for the social work profession.
Why is this happening?
The purpose of Social Work England is to regulate the profession so that social workers receive the best possible support whenever they need it. They are committed to raising standards through collaboration and also to promoting confidence in the sector.
What happens next?
You will be contacted from Monday 2 December 2019 to be introduced and there will be details on how to set up an online account with Social Work England. The Social Work England website contains useful information including the new professional standards and guidance on CPD.
What can you do in the meantime?