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Registration renewal for social workers in England starts 1 September

01/09/2016 - 10:23

Registration renewal for social workers in England starts 1 September

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration renewal period for social workers in England opens on Thursday 1 September 2016 and closes on Wednesday 30 November 2016. The HCPC will write to all social workers in England at the beginning of September with information on how to renew.

To renew, registrants must complete a professional declaration and pay a renewal fee no later than midnight on 30 November to avoid being removed from the Register. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online via www.hcpc-uk.org/renew

A random sample of 2.5 per cent of the profession will also be selected to submit a continuing professional development (CPD) profile during this period. Those selected for audit will receive a separate letter after the renewal notices are sent out. More information, including sample profiles, activity types and video guides, is available at www.hcpc-uk.org/registrants/cpd

The fee is tax deductible, which means that registrants paying the standard 20 per cent tax rate can reclaim a 20 per cent refund from HMRC.

Dushyan Ashton, HCPC Registration Manager, commented:

“Our online system provides a quick and easy way to renew, and we want to encourage registrants to use this resource. We would advise all social workers in England who wish to remain on the Register to renew as early as possible to ensure that you can continue to practice without disruption.”

Registrants can email registration@hcpc-uk.org with any queries on renewal or the CPD audit process from 1 September, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

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