Fitness to practise policy

Find out about our fitness to practice policy for our Social Work students undertaking programmes leading to professional registration.

Social Work England requires any education provider delivering professional social work education to ensure that students are fit to practise. Students are expected to act in accordance with the Social Work England professional standards throughout their course. 

This page contains guidance on the School's fitness to practise policy, including its purpose, principles and process. The guidance is intended as a resource for students, academic staff, placement providers, service users and other stakeholders.

The policy can be referred to for concerns regarding health and disability, and professional behaviour and conduct. It covers the period from a prospective student's application to the programme through to completion.

The policy was reviewed at the Summer 2020 Board of Studies, and by the Departmental Teaching Committee.

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