Reshaping standards, enabling change: consultation response

5th August 2019

Social Work England colleagues are delighted to inform you that, following review and sign off by the Secretary of State, they are now in a position to publish the final versions of their rules and standards, which will form the basis of their regulation when they take over from the HCPC on 02 December.

Alongside these final documents, they are also delighted to present the full Consultation report, setting out the feedback they received and the changes they made to the draft rules and standards as a result.

Social Work England colleagues would like to extend their sincere thanks to all of you for your input, support and constructive challenge through this process. Without you, they would not have a set of documents that have been so well received and that are so in keeping with the values and principles on which the social work profession is based. Please share these documents with your networks. The link to the report is here.

Over the next few weeks, they will also be publishing a series of guidance documents which they will be consulting on. These include documents on fitness to practise, CPD, and registration.