Social Work England (SWE) has removed 125 practitioners from the register for not meeting their final deadline to submit a piece of CPD in order to renew registration.
Community Care reported that SWE highlighted that this was less than half the number who were removed in 2020 after failing to submit CPD during the extension period. Last year, 256 social workers were taken off the register for this reason.
It also said there will not be an extension period for renewals in 2022 and recommended social workers record CPD regularly.
Social workers who are removed from the register are unable to use the title ‘social worker’ in England or practice. If they wish to rejoin, they can apply through the restoration process which costs £135. They then need to pay the usual £90 registration free if approved.