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Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on rules and standards

Have your say to be part of our collective response

Share your views with BASW England on the Social Work England consultation on: -

  • Professional standards
  • Qualifying education and training standards
  • Education and training rules
  • Registration rules
  • Fitness to practice rules

We will develop our consultation response based on your feedback.

How to get involved

Read the consultation documents which have been shared by Social Work England (set out below) and take part in the BASW survey to share your thoughts and views and to be part of our collective response. 

The survey is anonymous and closes on 12 April 2019

We will then share the BASW consultation response with all members.

Consultation on Professional standards

  1. Consultation documents on professional standards (please read this first)
  2. Take the BASW survey

Consultation on qualifying education and training standards

  1. Consultation documents on qualifying education and training standards (please read this first)
  2. Take the BASW survey

Consultation on education and training rules

  1. Consultation documents on education and training rules (please read this first)
  2. Take the BASW survey

Consultation on registration rules

  1. Consultation documents on registration rules (please read this first)
  2. Take the BASW survey

Consultation on fitness to practice rules

  1. Consultation documents on fitness to practice rules (please read this first)
  2. Take the BASW survey

Should any of the above links change, you can access them on Social Work England's website.

Why it is important to get involved

Social Work England will be the new, specialist regulator for social workers in England. SWE will be an independent public protection body, setting professional, education and training standards for social workers – replacing the current regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in 2019.

Rules underpin regulation and those included in the consultation are based on the legislation that was passed to establish Social Work England. The rules outline what social workers can expect from SWE in relation to registration, fitness to practice, and education and training assurance processes. They set out what SWE will do in their day to day practice of regulation; are designed to promote collaboration with social workers and education and training providers; and to ensure SWE are fair, agile and transparent in all that they do.

Thank you for getting involved and sharing your voice on these important issues.