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  • GSCC closure 31 July 2012

    GSCC closure 31 July 2012

    The GSCC is closing and will be transferring the register of social workers to the HPC on 31 July.

    Transfer information

  • Final issue of Social Work Connections now released

    Final issue of Social Work Connections now released

    This issue contains information for registrants on what to do next in light of our transfer to HPC. CE Penny Thompson says goodbye and shares her thoughts on the future of social work regulation.

    Read June issue of Social Work Connections

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Natalie Saunders  Latest comment: 2nd July 2012

Applying The Mental Capacity Act to social work practice

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My name is Natalie Saunders; I am a Health and Social Care Consultant, Advocate and published writer in practice issues pertinent to The Mental Capacity Act and subsequen... Read more ›


Posted: 26th June 2012
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In praise of the General Social Care Council

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services - Press Statement In praise of the GSCC Directors of Adult social services have expressed their appreciation at the wo... Read more ›


Posted: 26th June 2012
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A letter of thanks from the Care Councils

We recently received a very thoughtful letter of thanks from our sister Care Councils in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The generous comments contained in this com... Read more ›


Posted: 26th June 2012
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HPC issues its standards of proficiency for social workers in England

The Health Professions Council (HPC) has published its standards of proficiency for social workers in England. These standards will be effective from 1 August 2012, when... Read more ›


Dr Clive Travis  Latest comment: 15th June 2012

Making sure AMHPs are as well qualified as they possibly could be

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The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) role is a very unusual one. With the exception of a police officer or judge no one else has the power to detain someone wit... Read more ›


Post-qualifying (PQ) social work education: Valuing the legacy

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How many of you remember PQ1? Back in 2004, we wrote an article for Health and Care called In deep water, saying, whatever happens, before PQ1 gets thrown out, we need to... Read more ›


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