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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