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The Social Workers Regulations 2018

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 The regulator

    1. 3.Procedure for making rules

    2. 4.Appointment and functions of advisers to the regulator

    3. 5.Rules relating to advisers

    4. 6.Information and advice

    5. 7.Duty to co-operate

  4. PART 3 Registration of social workers

    1. 8.Appointment of the registrar and keeping of the register

    2. 9.Content of the register

    3. 10.Procedure for registration

    4. 11.Determination of eligibility for registration

    5. 12.Annotation of entries in the register

    6. 13.Renewal of registration

    7. 14.Removal from the register

    8. 15.Restoration to the register

    9. 16.Duty to provide information to the regulator

    10. 17.Fees for registration

    11. 18.Visiting social work professionals from relevant European States

    12. 19.Registration appeals

  5. PART 4 Education and training

    1. 20.Education and training approval scheme

    2. 21.Inspections

    3. 22.Conditional approval

    4. 23.Refusal, and withdrawal, of approval

    5. 24.Fees in relation to approval

  6. PART 5 Discipline and fitness to practise

    1. 25.Fitness to practise proceedings

    2. 26.Automatic removal from the register

    3. 27.Appeals against automatic removal from the register

  7. PART 6 Restrictions on practice, protected titles and offences

    1. 28.Carrying out social work in England and use of title

    2. 29.Holding out of a person as qualified to carry out social work in England

    3. 30.Offences in connection with registration

    4. 31.Offences in connection with restrictions on practice and protected titles

    5. 32.Offences in connection with the provision of information

    6. 33.Offences under this Part

  8. PART 7 Powers of intervention

    1. 34.Referral of cases by the Authority to the High Court

    2. 35.Power of the Secretary of State to investigate

    3. 36.The procedure for giving remedial directions

    4. 37.Failure to comply with a remedial direction

    5. 38.Payment by the regulator of expenses incurred

  9. PART 8 Amendments to other legislation

    1. 39.Amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983

    2. 40.Amendment to the Equality Act 2010

    3. 41.Amendments to the Health and Social Work Professions Order 2001

    4. 42.Amendment to the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007

    5. 43.Amendments to the Mental Health (Approved Mental Health Professionals) (Approval) (England) Regulations 2008

    6. 44.Amendments to the Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008

    7. 45.Amendments to the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015

    8. 46.Amendment to the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Recognised qualifications

      1. 1.A person has a recognised qualification if they—

      2. 2.In considering whether an exempt person to whom paragraph (1)(c)...

      3. 3.The regulator must make rules setting out procedures to—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Fitness to practise proceedings

      1. PART 1 Triage

        1. 1.Triage

        2. 2.Determination by the regulator that there are no reasonable grounds

      2. PART 2 Investigation

        1. 3.Commencement of investigation

        2. 4.Notifying the social worker and the complainant

        3. 5.Obtaining further information and referral to case examiners

        4. 6.Determination by case examiners

        5. 7.(1) Where the case examiners determine that there is a...

        6. 8.Interim orders

        7. 9.Disposal without hearing

      3. PART 3 Fitness to practise hearing

        1. 10.Commencement of hearing procedure

        2. 11.Interim orders

        3. 12.Determination by adjudicators

        4. 13.Final orders

      4. PART 4 Review of orders

        1. 14.Review of interim orders

        2. 15.Review of final orders

      5. PART 5 Appeals

        1. 16.(1) A social worker may appeal to the High Court...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Listed offences

      1. 1.Murder.

      2. 2.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

      3. 3.An offence under any of sections 9 to 12 of...

      4. 4.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

      5. 5.An offence under any of the following provisions of the...

      6. 6.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

      7. 7.An offence under either of the following provisions of the...

      8. 8.Extortion (in Scotland).

      9. 9.An offence under section 21 of the Theft Act 1968...

      10. 10.An offence under section 20 of the Theft Act (Northern...

      11. 11.An offence under section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act...

      12. 12.An offence under article 7 of the Sexual Offences (Northern...

      13. 13.An offence under section 3 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland)...

  11. Explanatory Note

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