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Social Work England

Social Work England is an organisation which regulates social workers in England. It sets standards, holds a register, quality assures education and investigates complaints.

From 2 December 2019, Social Work England took over the regulation of social workers in England from the Health and Care Professions Council.

You can find out more about the transitional arrangements from Social Work England's frequently asked questions web page.

How we will oversee Social Work England

We will review the performance of Social Work England each year. We will give our report to Parliament and publish our report on our website. We will also review every decision made by the regulator's final fitness to practise panels.

Some aspects of the Authority’s oversight of Social Work England will be different to the other regulators we oversee. You can find out more about our oversight arrangements in our statement.

Latest Performance Reviews

No performance reviews are available yet as Social Work England will only became operational from 2 December 2019. It's first full performance review will be published later in 2021. We have published review of Social Work England’s process for accepted outcomes in fitness to practise cases