Past consultations

Social work is fundamentally about people and that is reflected in the complexity and often competing priorities of the sector. As the regulator of social workers in England, it is important for us to anchor what we do in the values that underpin social work, and welcome new ways of working that empower professionals to be the best they can be.

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 consult with the sector and anyone with an interest in social work.

Throughout our journey to becoming the regulator for social work, we have so far consulted on the following:

Our appointment rules

This consultation focused on the appointment of advisers, inspectors, case examiners, investigators and adjudicators.

The outcome of this consultation can be found here.

Our rules and standards

Focusing on the standards that social workers will be expected to meet and those that we expect from education and training providers, alongside the rules which outline what people can expect from us in relation to registration, fitness to practise, and education and training assurance.

The emerging themes of this consultation can be viewed here, with a full report here.