Consultation events

Reshaping standards, enabling change

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. To help us succeed we are creating a number of opportunities to listen to those with an interest in social work, including a series of consultation events across England and online via Twitter Q&As.

These consultation events will focus on the rules and standards which we need to set before we can begin our work. This includes the standards we have drafted for social workers and training providers, and the rules we are putting in place for how:

• social workers register with us.

• we deal with concerns raised about social workers.

• we approve social work courses with education and training providers.

At each event, you will have the opportunity to hear from members of the Social Work England leadership team, to test our thinking and help shape the regulator we will become.


We understand that it may be difficult to travel to an event and have put together a series of Twitter Q&As to allow you to ask us questions directly online.

Each Q&A will focus on a different aspect of the consultation. Head to our Twitter page and use #SocialWorkEngland to ask your question.

Wednesday 27 March, 12:00-13:00 |  Jonathan Dillon, Executive Director, Fitness to Practise

Monday 8 April, 17:00-18:00 |  Philip Hallam, Executive Director, Registration and Quality Assurance

Wednesday 17 April, 13:00-14:00 |  Sarah Blackmore, Executive Director, Standards

Tuesday 7 May, 19:00-20:00 |  Sarah Blackmore, Executive Director, Standards

Events across England

Wednesday 6 March, 10:00-15:00 | Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ

Wednesday 13 March, 11:45-15:00 | Rolle Building, Room 117, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Wednesday 20 March, 12:45-16:00 | Maxwell Upper Hall, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WT

Thursday 21 March, 10:45-14:00 | The Royal Station, Newcastle, NE1 5DH

Wednesday 3 April, 10:45-14:00 | The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Tuesday 9 April, 12:15-15:15  | Hallam View, Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PN