Half of social workers in England are still to renew their registration with a month to go until the deadline.
Social Work England said that, as of today, 50% of practitioners had renewed their registration for the next year.
The remainder must complete their renewal application and pay the £90 fee by 30 November or they will be removed from the register. Those who have done so but not fulfilled the requirement to submit a piece of CPD will have 21 days to do so.
Social workers whose registration lapses but who want to continue practising will have to pay £135 to restore their registration.
Registration brings ‘reassurance’
Social Work England called on practitioners still to renew to do so immediately to give “reassurance to their employers, colleagues and the people they support that they will be able to continue to practise”.
Philip Hallam, executive director of registration, education quality assurance and legal at Social Work England, thanked the 50% of practitioners who had renewed.
He added: “We urge that social workers don’t leave applying to renew until the last minute. Renewal is a straightforward process, and taking action and completing an application now means that you, your employer, and the public can be assured that social workers have taken all the steps needed to be able to continue to practise from 1 December.”
Find out more about how to renew your registration.