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Social Worker (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Social worker
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Social Worker
    Translation(s):
    Social Worker (EN)
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Region:
    England
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    Other  

    Directive 2005/36/EC

    National legislation:

    England: Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001. Northern Ireland: Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001. Scotland: Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001. Wales: Care Standards Act 2000.

    Useful link:
    http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/legislation/

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Other  

    England only: Protected title. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland only: Protected title and mandatory certification based on specified qualifications.

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Yes
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Social workers are trained to: make assessments, taking account of a range of factors, including identifying and balancing need, risk, and rights; investigate situations where there is concern over the potential or actual harm of abuse of children or vulnerable adults; intervene to assist and to protect either individuals or communities. Protected titles: Social worker

    Translation(s):

    Social workers are trained to: make assessments, taking account of a range of factors, including identifying and balancing need, risk, and rights; investigate situations where there is concern over the potential or actual harm of abuse of children or vulnerable adults; intervene to assist and to protect either individuals or communities. Protected titles: Social worker

    (EN)
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