Professional indemnity insurance for College members will expire at the end of the month

    The college has announced it will cancel all monthly membership payments received after June

    Members of The College of Social Work will see their professional insurance expire at the end of the month, it has been announced.

    The soon-to-be-closed college sent an update to members this week informing them it intended to cover all July premiums, but cover would no longer be provided as of 1 August.

    It has also been confirmed the last monthly membership payment was taken in June and any future payments will be cancelled.  Members paying fees annually will be able to submit a written request for a partial refund until 31 July.

    CPD portfolios

    Online services, including CPD portfolios, have already closed but will remain live until the end of the month. The college has advised members to save any information they want to keep, as after the end of July data may not be retrievable.

    The college offered two types of insurance to members: professional indemnity which protects social workers against claims of error or negligence, and public liability which protects social workers in the case of direct accident or injury.

    Preserving the legacy

    The college said as part of the formal closure process it is working to ensure the organisation’s legacy is preserved. It will be sending new information as it becomes available via email to members and on Twitter and Facebook.

    The college announced last month that it was closing due to lack of funds less than four years after it was officially launched.

    It was revealed the organisation faced a £240,000 annual debt and ministers were unwilling to continue funding it any further after providing £8 million of funds.

    Keep up to date with the closure of the college and transition arrangements via our dedicated page.

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