Almost 6,000 social workers have declared criminal convictions in
their applications for registration, the General Social Care
Council has revealed.
The GSCC disclosed that almost 9 per cent of the 68,000-plus
applicants had declared criminal offences, as of 4 August.
But a spokesperson for the regulator said: “We are talking
largely about minor traffic offences.” The disclosure said 70
social workers had so far been denied registration.