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Consultation on service user involvement in education and training programmes approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Summary of responses to the consultation and our decisions as a result

1.1 We consulted between 3 September 2012 and 7 December 2012 on a proposal to amend the HCPC’s standards of education and training and supporting guidance to require the involvement of service users in approved programmes.

1.2 We emailed a link to the consultation document to a range of different individuals and organisations including education providers, professional bodies and charities. The consultation was promoted on our website, through a press release and in our ‘In Focus’ and ‘Education update’ newsletters.

1.3 We received responses via an online survey tool, by email and by letter.

1.4 We would like to thank all those who took the time to respond to the consultation.

1.5 Please note that social workers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are regulated by separate organisations. The regulation of social work education and training in these countries will be unaffected by our decisions as a result of this consultation.