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Launching our rules and standards

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 […]

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Collaborating across the country

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 […]

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Board meeting – 26 July 2019

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 […]

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Launch date announced for specialist social work regulator

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 […]

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IT from the ground up

Having worked in IT for over 20 years, most of my work has been in support of incremental improvements or, where a new capability is being launched, integrating new functionality into existing processes. Things are very different at Social Work England – we are building everything from the ground up – the team, the infrastructure […]

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Reshaping standards, enabling change: a first look

Following our first major consultation on our draft rules and standards, I am really excited to be able to share a headline document with some of the feedback we received. The response has been fantastic, and we heard from so many people who all have an interest in social work.  The consultation was an opportunity to introduce ourselves as the new, specialist social work regulator. It was our first opportunity to speak to our colleagues across the profession, and those […]

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Board meeting – 14 June 2019

Social Work England will be holding a Board Meeting on 14 June from 1-3pm at Millbank House, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JU.  Here at Social Work England we are committed to being open and transparent. The public are welcome to attend any of our ‘open’ board meetings.    By necessity, discussion on policy development, confidential commercial or staff matters, emerging regulatory issues, future announcements or publications will be dealt with in a private session.  We are sorry but we are unable to reimburse any […]

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Board meeting – 3 May 2019

Social Work England will be holding a board meeting on 3 May from 10:30am-12:30pm 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 […]

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