Social Work Regulation (England)

House of Commons Library, December 2016

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of social work reform and the regulation of the social work profession in England. It also outlines the Government’s proposal for a new social work specific regulator.

Click here to read the briefing paper.


Learning resources: Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) in social work

Department of Health, October 2015

These resources provide guidance for adult social care workers on the Mental Capacity Act and how it relates to their continuing professional development.

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Learning resources for social work with adults who have autism

Department of Health, October 2015

The guidance documents are designed to be used by social workers at all levels, from front line practitioners to senior social workers, social work supervisors and managers, to support them to deliver the best outcomes for the people with whom they work.

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Social work with adults: progress report

Department of Health, October 2014

Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, sets out progress in improving social work with adults in her first annual report.

The report looks at issues for social work with adults, including:

  • ensuring social work’s role and values are recognised in the implementation of the Care Act
  • working with ADASS, the LGA and principal social workers to create the conditions for excellent social work practice
  • improving the education and training of social workers by introducing national assessment criteria for social workers at the end of their first year in employment

Click here for further information and to download the report.