It is barely a year ago that Social Work England completed its final legislative journey through parliament to become the new specialist regulator for social workers. It’s been a busy 12 months since then and we have set up an organisation from scratch, including finding and establishing a brand new office in the city of Sheffield, developing our organisational systems and governance processes, and the not so small task of building new and fit for purpose IT systems. In addition […]
Welcome to Social Work England
Every day, social workers support millions of people to improve their chances in life.
Social Work England is a specialist body taking a new approach to regulating social workers in their vital roles.
We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve people’s lives.
We’re currently looking for a range of exceptional people to help build our organisation.
Reshaping standards, enabling change
Our full consultation report on our rules and standards.
The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the current regulator for social workers in England.
- HCPC website (External link)
So much has happened since my last blog and we’ve been moving forward at a frenetic pace, hitting numerous milestones. Two weeks ago we heard the Minister for Children and Families announce that we will take over as the regulator from the HCPC on Monday 2 December 2019, another key moment for us. I have talked a lot about our commitment to speaking with our colleagues and […]
Social Work England will be holding a board meeting on 26 July from 10:30am-1pm at our head office – 1 North Bank, Blonk Street, Sheffield, S3 8JY. Social Work England is committed to openness and transparency, and the public are welcome to attend and observe the board conducting its business in an open session. By […]
At a national Association of Directors of Children’s Services conference, the Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi has announced Monday 2 December 2019 as the date when Social Work England will take over from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as the new social work regulator. In preparation for the announcement, significant progress […]