Social Work England

Education, Training and Employment

Posted: 28 January 2019
Telephone: 0114 212 7309

Social Work England will be the new, specialist regulator for all child, family and adult social workers in England. We will take over responsibility from the current regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We are a non-departmental public body, operating at arm’s length from government. 

Our main objective will be to protect the public. We will do this by setting the standards for social workers, ensuring they meet our standards, are fully qualified and remain fit to practise.
We do not expect to begin regulating the profession before spring 2019. As such, we are currently working in readiness to launch this brand new organisation including a recruitment drive, premises and creation of digital services.

We are based in Sheffield, and will employ in the region of 120 people when we’re fully staffed.

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