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Who to contact from 1 August 2012

After the GSCC closes on 31 July, you may still have questions about your registration, which will transfer to the Health Professions Council, or be interested in being kept up-to-date with sector news and information. We have put together a list of organisations that may be able to help you going forward.

Health Professions Council (HPC)

The HPC (to be renamed Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) from 1 August 2012) will be taking over the regulation of social workers. If you have any question about your registration on or after 1 August 2012 contact the HPC for advice.

Health Professions Council
Park House
184 Kennington Park Road
London
SE11 4BU

Tel - 0845 300 4472
Website - www.hpc-uk.org
Email - [email protected]

The College of Social Work

The College of Social Work enables the development of the profession, responding to current and future challenges, in turn benefitting the people the profession exists to serve. It acts as the public voice of social work, representing social work and social workers in the media, with Government and with employers.

The College of Social Work
2-4 Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BH

Tel - 020 7024 7650
Website - www.collegeofsocialwork.org
Online contact form - http://www.collegeofsocialwork.org/contact-us/

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

BASW is the professional association for social work in the UK. They promote the best social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the wellbeing of social workers.

The British Association of Social Workers
16 Kent Street,
Birmingham,
B5 6RD

Tel - 0121 622 3911
Website - www.basw.co.uk
Email - [email protected]

Department of Health

The Department of Health provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England. Its purpose is to improve England’s health and wellbeing for all.

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit
Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NS

Tel - 020 7210 4850
Website - www.dh.gov.uk/
Online contact form - http://www.info.doh.gov.uk/contactus.nsf/memo?openform

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

SCIE improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about best practice. They are an independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK.

Social Care Institute for Excellence
Fifth floor
2-4 Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5BH

Tel - 020 7024 7650
Website - www.scie.org.uk
Email - [email protected]

Skills for Care (SfC)

Skills for Care (SfC) ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places working to deliver high quality social care. To achieve this, SfC focus on the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications people need to undertake their roles.

Skills for Care
West Gate
6 Grace Street
Leeds
LS1 2RP

Tel - 0113 245 1716
Email - [email protected]

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Thank you for the helpful news and resources. It is good to know that we can go back to these. Bit of a puzzle to know whether BASW or the College will be better to join. Can't join everything.... Comments or advice invited!

catherine pestano
08 Jun 2012

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