Closed consultation

Social Work England: secondary legislative framework

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This consultation seeks views on the policy underpinning draft regulations for the new regulator for the social work profession in England.

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Consultation description

Social Work England will be the new professional regulator for social workers in England. It will undertake core regulatory functions including:

  • setting standards
  • holding the professional register
  • approving initial education and training courses for social workers
  • running a ‘fitness to practise’ system

This consultation seeks views on the:

  • overall approach to creating a modern, proportionate regulatory framework
  • specific approach taken in each of the regulatory areas
  • possible oversight procedures for regulatory rules
  • likely impacts of the proposed changes
Published 8 February 2018