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Raising standards

Social Work Conduct in England 2003 to 2008

As this report shows, the number of social workers and students who come into contact with the GSCC following allegations about their conduct is relatively few, representing just over one per cent of the 93,000 social workers and students on the Social Care Register. The vast majority of Registered Social Workers and students carry out their work with honesty, integrity and professionalism, delivering high quality care to people who use services. For the small numbers who fail to comply with the code of practice, it is vital that we take action in order to protect people who use services from harm or abuse and to promote confidence in the profession.