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Social workers urged to return to work

By Andrew Pirie

​Social workers are being urged to return to work by Social Work England, the professional registration body for social workers in England.

With pressure growing on all public services during the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 8,000 social workers are to be asked to return to work and join a temporary register of social workers.

This move follows a similar call to recently retired doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals made by the NHS last week.

Emergency legislation

Social Work England are to be given powers by the Government to register recently retired or social workers that have recently left the profession on a temporary basis provided they are deemed ‘fit, proper and suitably experienced’.

How Sanctuary can help

We are here to help support social workers who wish to re-join the profession as we all work together to tackle this crisis.

As more people begin to self-isolate, we know that our vulnerable communities are in greater need than ever before. We continue to work closely with local authorities to promote current vacancies. Our compliance team are working hard to complete all checks, enabling our community to start work as quickly as possible.

If you would like to return to work, please simply upload your CV.