Community Care reported that just over 5% of social workers have met continuing professional development registration requirements as the three-month renewal period opens.
Social Work England previously confirmed changes to its CPD requirements. Social Workers must now record a minimum of 2 pieces of CPD with at least one piece should include a peer reflection.
It was reported that just over 5% of social workers have met continuing professional development registration requirements as the three-month renewal period opens. Community Care reported Social Work England said 5,478 practitioners had submitted two pieces of CPD, detailing learning from reflecting on one of the pieces with a peer, equivalent to 5.5% of the registered population.
More than twice as many – 12,385 (12.4%) – have submitted at least one piece of CPD, which would have been sufficient in 2020 and 2021 to meet registration requirements.
It has also been confirmed that Social workers will no longer have a grace period to submit CPD beyond the 30 November registration deadline.
Its executive director of regulation, Philip Hallam, said:
“We are asking social workers to renew their registration now, well before 30 November 2022. About 100,000 people are expected to apply and with this year’s changes to the CPD requirements, we’re advising that they give themselves more time.
“We have used feedback from previous years to make the process as simple as possible and there are step-by-step instructions on our website.”