HPC launches consultations for regulation of social workers in England – 18 July 2011

Posted on August 10, 2011. Filed under: Health Professions, Social Work, Workforce | Tags: |

HPC launches consultations for regulation of social workers in England – 18 July 2011

“HPC launches consultations on its standards of proficiency and threshold level of qualification for social workers in England

The Health Professions Council (HPC) has today launched two  consultations to invite stakeholders for their views on first, its standards of proficiency for social workers in England and second,  the threshold level of qualification for entry to the social workers part of the Register.

In July 2010 the UK Government published ‘Liberating the NHS: Report of the arm’s-length bodies review’ which said that the regulation of social workers in England would transfer from the General Social Care Council (GSCC) to the HPC.

When the HPC regulates a profession it sets the standards of proficiency for that profession. These are the threshold standards for safe and effective practice that outline what a professional must know, understand and be able to do on entry to the Register. A professional on our Register, called a registrant, also has to meet the standards of proficiency which are relevant to their area of practice. The standards of proficiency therefore play a key role in ensuring public protection.”  … continues on the site

Consultation on the draft standards of proficiency for social workers in England 18/07/2011 – 18/11/2011

Consultation on the threshold level of qualification for entry to the Register for social workers in England 18/07/2011 – 18/11/2011

 

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