About Social Work England

Social work is about people.

Our purpose is to regulate social workers in England so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life.

We are committed to raising standards through collaboration with everyone involved in social work.

We will work closely with the current regulator (the Health & Care Professions Council) to ensure a smooth transition to Social Work England.

Consulting with the sector

We believe in the importance 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 will do this in a number of ways, including through consultation. This is an opportunity for everyone with an interest in social work, including colleagues, partners and people with lived experience, to help test our thinking and help shape the regulator we will become.

Find out more about our consultations here.