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  • Social Work Connections December issue released

    Social Work Connections December issue released

    Read about our new professional boundaries guidance, hear from a retired social worker reflecting on his career and find out how our social worker events around the country have been going.

    Read the December issue of Social Work Connections

  • Professional Boundaries guidance launched

    Professional Boundaries guidance launched

    We have now launched our Professional Boundaries guidance. A guide aimed to support social workers to practise ethically and safely by encouraging reflection on professional boundaries issues.

    Learn more about Professional Boundaries

  • HPC transfer information - UPDATED 19 October 2011

    HPC transfer information - UPDATED 19 October 2011

    For information on the GSCCs transfer of functions to the Health Professions Council, read our FAQs and statement from CE Penny Thompson.

    HPC information

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Penny Thompson  Latest comment: 11th December 2011

Professional Boundaries guidance launched


Since 2005, social work has been a regulated profession and, to use the title of social worker, you have to have a recognised social work qualification and be registered... Read more ›

Posted: 9th December 2011

HPC launches consultation on registration renewal date for social workers

The Health Professions Council (HPC) launched a consultation inviting stakeholders for their views on the proposed registration renewal date for social workers in England... Read more ›

Mark Doel  Latest comment: 8th December 2011

A retrospective on a career in social work


My name is Mark Doel and I qualified as a social worker in 1974. My career has taken me through direct practice, teaching, training, researching and writing, and I feel l... Read more ›

Sofie Franklin  Latest comment: 8th December 2011

An SOS call from a newly qualified social worker


I graduated from Demontfort University in 2009 and, like many other newly qualified social workers (NQSW), I have been unable to gain employment in a social work post. I... Read more ›

Latest comment: 21st November 2011

Press release: GSCC issues guidance to help social workers manage professional boundaries

The General Social Care Council (GSCC) today launched its Professional Boundaries Guidance for the social work sector. The aim of the guidance is to increase public prote... Read more ›

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