Social Workers: Misconduct

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Paul Girvan Paul Girvan Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social workers have been removed from their post due to (a) gross misconduct and (b) dereliction of duty in the last five years.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We are able to confirm that there have been 299 social workers that have been struck off Social Work England’s professional register in the last five years. This includes those struck off at the conclusion of an investigation and those struck off after a review of an existing order.

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