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Westminster Hall debate: The contribution of social work to societ

Civilized states have a range of systems in place to protect the most vulnerable in society. The profession of social work, and social workers, are part of those systems.

The term ‘social worker’ is recognised in law. Individuals cannot practice as a social worker unless they are registered with the appropriate regulator: the HCPC in England (shortly to be replaced by Social Work England), the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in Scotland, the Northern Ireland Social Services Council (NISSC) in Northern Ireland and Social Care Wales (SCW) in Wales.