Important transfer information for social workers and students
As long as you are on the register at the end of July then we will pass your details to the Health Professions Council (HPC) and they will write to you in August with details on what you need to do next. In the short term please make sure we have up-to-date contact details for you. Details on how inform us of any changes to your personal information can be found below.
Community Care Live 2012
On 16 and 17 May we exhibited jointly with the HPC at the annual Community Care Live conference in London. Over the two days our stand was flooded with delegates wanting to know about the forthcoming changes to social work regulation.
HPC transfer events
Ahead of the regulation of social workers in England transferring from the GSCC to the Health Professions Council (HPC) on 1 August 2012, the HPC is running a series of information events for social workers.
Health Professions Council (HPC) consultation on the registration of social work students in England
At the Health Professions Council’s (HPC) Council meeting on 10 May, the outcome of the consultation on the registration of social work students in England and the students of other professions was announced.
The College of Social Work
Since work began on establishing The College of Social Work more than two years ago, it has made significant strides towards achieving its goal of leading and representing the profession.
Who to contact from 1 August 2012
After the GSCC closes on 31 July, you may still have questions about your registration, which will transfer to the Health Professions Council, or be interested in being kept up-to-date with sector news and information. We have put together a list of organisations that may be able to help you going forward.
Conduct hearing outcomes
Please note that this information relates to hearings concluded from 24 February 2012 to 24 May 2012
Health and Social Care Bill progress
On 19 December, the House of Lords met in committee to discuss the section of the Health and Social Care Bill that closes the GSCC and transfers its regulatory powers to the Health Professions Council (HPC).
One of the big differences between the GSCC and the HPC is the issue of student registration. At the GSCC we register students as we believe it is very important to protect the public from poor practice and to instil a sense of professionalism and responsibility in our future social workers.
Graduating this summer?
If you are due to qualify this summer we will be writing to you in April to let you know how to apply to register as a qualified social worker.