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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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Reshaping standards, enabling change

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 the profession. We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal with those we will regulate—to protect the public, enable positive change and ultimately improve […]

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A new identity for social work regulation

Those of you browsing our channels might have noticed that we look a little different. To give you some context, Social Work England is set to become the new specialist regulator for social workers following legislation announced last year. We have been building our organisation from the ground up in readiness for when we will take over responsibility from the current regulator, […]

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Guest blog: Lyn Romeo on regulating the social work profession

Our guest blog this month is from Lyn Romeo, who has acted as Chief Social Worker for Adults since September 2013. In this role, Lyn continues to champion the highest standards of person-centred practice, continuing professional development and social work’s capacity to transform lives for the better. In this blog, she explains her involvement with Social Work England, […]

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