One in seven qualified social workers won’t register with the
General Social Care Council “until forced to”,
exclusive research has revealed from Recruitment Talk’s
sister publication Community Care.
Although 96 per cent of the 1,000 qualified social workers who
responded knew it would be compulsory for them to register by April
2005, 89 per cent have yet to register and 3 per cent do not intend
The survey of 1,800 social care staff reveals strong support for
the concept of registration, but widespread concern among staff
about the way the register will work in practice.