HCPC social work re-registration opens

Social workers have three months to renew their registration

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The three month period for social workers to renew their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council opened today.

Social workers have until 30 November 2016 to complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee to be able to continue practicing as a social worker.

The HCPC will also select a random sample of 2.5% of social workers’ continuing professional development profiles to audit. The social workers selected will have a separate letter sent to them along with re-registration notices.

This will likely be the last time social workers have to complete re-registration with the HCPC, as a government-controlled regulator is expected to be brought in by 2018, ahead of the next re-registration window.

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