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Social Workers - Regulatory

Social Worker


Who is my regulator?


As a social worker in England registered under the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) you will practice following the HCPC’s standard .


As a rule you will have a duty of care towards the families and individuals you interact with, on all manner of issues, providing a service to support and improve the well-being of those people. In such a people centred service you may encounter a number of situations which risk your right to practice according to the HCPC.


How can Duncan Lewis help me as a social worker if the HCPC brings proceedings against me?


Your professional body, the HCPC, will represent your profession as a collective, whilst we at Duncan Lewis’ Regulatory Fitness to Practice department will look after your interests. We will assess the claim against you in relation to your individual rights as a health care professional registered by the HCPC. Our experience is such that we can interpret the legislation used by the HCPC , including the Health and Social Work Professions Order (2001), to ensure that we fairly represent your case within the standards the HCPC set as a regulator.


If the HCPC has questioned your right to practice, you are entitled to representation at your hearing. We understand that every individual case is unique and we work to prepare and present you at all stages of the proceeding.


If you wish to appeal the decision made at the hearing, Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors will make sure to appeal on your behalf, or bring the decision to Judicial Review when an appeal cannot be issued.


As a social worker in England registered under the HCPC, if you have any professional regulatory queries or your right to practice is at risk, call Duncan Lewis Regulatory Fitness to Practice solicitors on 0333 772 04 09.


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