The government’s plan to restrict the use of the title “social
worker” to those registered by the UK’s four care councils by April
2005 have been welcomed by the sector.
The government has proposed that anyone not registered with a care
council who claims to be a social worker after that date will face
a fine of up to £5,000.
Ian Johnston, director of the British Association of Social Workers
said protection of the social worker title was “a valuable,
although long-awaited measure”.
Training body Topss England said the proposal would give the public
“an important assurance about the capability of social workers”.