Useful Links

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is the U.K's largest professional association of social workers. It campaigns on behalf of members to raise and maintain standards and best practice, providing a collective voice for concerns and issues pertinent to the profession.  Link to key documents previously hosted by The College of Social Work.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) states that all staff should receive a comprehensive induction that takes account of recognised standards within the sector and is relevant to their workplace and their role. The relevant standards which came into force 1 April 2015 are the Care Certificate Standards. The Care Certificate Standards are specific  to adult social care. Employers of health and social care workers  are responsible for the integration of the Care Certificate during a 12 week induction period.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the body responsible for the registration of social workers. HCPC regulates occupational standards and investigates breaches of professional conduct.