Board Papers – 3 May 2019

Social Work England is committed to openness and transparency. With this in view, we will publish all of our board papers on our website. By necessity, papers relating to matters of policy in development, commercial or staff confidentiality, emerging regulatory issues, forthcoming announcement or publication, will not be included. On this page, you will find […]

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Business Plan 2018-19

This business plan sets out our intentions for the remainder of the financial year ending March 2019. We will produce a full business plan for April 2019 to March 2020, covering the remainder of the setup phase and the first part-year of operations as the regulator for the social work profession.

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Children and Social Work Act 2017

An Act to make provision about looked after children; to make other provision in relation to the welfare of children; and to make provision about the regulation of social workers. The Children and Social Work Act has four main purposes: Improving decision making, and support for looked after and previously looked after children in England […]

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Interim Framework Document

This interim framework document has been drawn up by the Department for Education in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care and Social Work England. This document sets out the broad framework within which Social Work England will operate until a full framework document is agreed; expected to be no later than Summer […]

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Appointment Rules 2019

These rules focus on the appointment of people to fulfil a number of roles. This includes inspectors whom we may appoint in connection with the approval or re-approval of any course, qualification or test in relation to social work.  The rules also cover the appointment of, and requirements and restrictions around, three roles in our […]

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Board Register of Interests

All board members have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and those of Social Work England. Therefore, members of the board have an obligation to declare any potential conflicts of interest that may lead to questions of bias when considering any item of business at a meeting and for […]

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