Regulating social workers: 2001-12
Series: Learning report
Report - see abstract
Author(s): Rowland, David; Smith, Amy
Published: July 2012
Subjects: Social Work, Social Care and Social Services ; Education and Skills
Corporate subject: General Social Care Council (Great Britain)
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The report contains information on the characteristics of those social workers who were registered by the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the source and number of referrals to the GSCC, and the types of the misconduct that it heard. It also highlights what was learnt from dealing with large volumes of applications for registration, as well as working as a regulator within an international context, introducing and maintaining a system for post- registration training and learning, assessing the physical and mental health of social workers, registering social work students and working with other agencies such as the Independent Safeguarding Authority.