Nearly one in 10 have conviction

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.

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