Social Workers:Written question - 31465

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Asked by Jeremy Hunt
(South West Surrey)
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Asked on: 18 March 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social care workers were struck off Social Work England's register in each of the last three years.
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Answered by: Helen Whately
Answered on: 24 March 2020
Holding answer received on 23 March 2020

Social Work England (SWE) took over the regulation of social workers in England on 2 December 2019 from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The figures for 2020 are between the period of 1 January – 18 March 2020.

The number of social workers in England who voluntarily left the register of social workers in England since 2017 is shown in the following table:

Total

2017 HCPC

2018 HCPC

2019 HCPC

2020 (to 18 March) SWE

9,436

1,099

7,090

1,078

169

The number of social workers in England who were struck off the register of social workers in England in since 2017 is shown in the following table:

Total

2017 HCPC

2018 HCPC

2019 HCPC

2020 (to 18 March) SWE

202

71

62

65

4

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