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Health and Social Care Act 2012

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213Regulation of social workers in England

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(1)The Health Professions Order 2001 (S.I. 2002/254) is amended as follows.

(2)In Schedule 3 (interpretation), in paragraph 1, in the definition of “relevant professions”, at the appropriate place insert “social workers in England;”.

(3)In that paragraph, at the appropriate place insert—

  • “social worker in England” means a member of the social work profession in England, and references to “social work in England” are to be construed accordingly;.

(4)In article 1(1) (citation), for “the Health Professions Order 2001” substitute “the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001”.

(5)In Schedule 1, in paragraph 1A (membership), in sub-paragraph (1)(b), after paragraph (i) (but before the “and” following it) insert—

(ia)are not and never have been registered as social workers in a register kept by the General Social Care Council, the Care Council for Wales, the Scottish Social Services Council or the Northern Ireland Social Care Council;.

(6)For the title to the Order substitute “Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001”.

(7)In the following provisions, for “the Health Professions Order 2001” substitute “the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001”—

(a)section 18(e) of the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1920;

(b)section 58(1A)(a) of the Medicines Act 1968;

(c)section 27(1A)(a) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

(d)section 3(11) of the Video Recordings Act 1984;

(e)paragraph (E) in the third column of the entry for the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1920 in Schedule 2 to the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1984;

(f)paragraph (c) of the definition of “establishment for special treatment” in section 4 of the London Local Authorities Act 1991;

(g)paragraph (c) of item 1 in Group 7 in Part 2 of Schedule 9 to the Value Added Tax Act 1994;

(h)section 69(1)(h) of the Data Protection Act 1998;

(i)section 60(2)(c) of the Health Act 1999;

(j)section 29(1)(j) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002;

(k)section 126(4)(a) of the National Health Service Act 2006;

(l)section 80(4)(a) of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006;

(m)entry 10 in the table in section 41(7) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

(8)In the definition of “registered psychologist” in each of the following provisions, for “the Health Professions Order 2001” substitute “the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001”—

(a)section 307(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995;

(b)section 207(6) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003;

(c)section 21(2)(b) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003;

(d)section 25 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

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