Registration to continue beyond 1 April

    Thousands of social workers who have not completed the
    registration process with the General Social Care Council by the 1
    April deadline might yet be eligible to work.

    Following discussions with the Department of Health and the
    Crown Prosecution Service, the GSCC announced that nearly all
    applicants should receive a letter confirming that they have
    completed the first stage of registration, which covers basic
    checks. 

    Even though these applicants will not be fully registered, the
    letter will indicate that there is no problem with them working
    past 1 April until the registration process has been
    completed.
     
    Applications are still arriving at the rate of 500 a week, and it
    is expected that the total number of applicants will be close to
    70,000 by 1 April.

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