Public consultation on the policy underpinning the regulatory framework for the new specialist regulator for social workers in England

On the 8th February, the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care launched a public consultation on the policy underpinning the regulatory framework for the new specialist regulator for social workers in England: Social Work England.  

Social Work England 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 

You can access the consultation document and draft illustrative regulations here: https://www.gov.uk/government/ consultations/social-work- england-secondary-legislative- framework

As part of the Regional PSW network we would like to invite you (social workers) to discuss these propositions on 16.03.18 at 2-4 pm, in Newcastle.  Places are limited so please contact Louisa Baily to secure a place (Louisa.Baily@newcastle.gov.uk )

The consultation will last for six weeks and closes on 21 March 2018.

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