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Links and Resources


UK Practice Teaching and Education Organisations

  • The Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT)
  • National Organisation for Practice Teaching (NOPT – England)

Regulatory Bodies for Social Work

Since August 2012, the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) www. has taken over from the General Social Care Council (GSCC) as the new regulatory body for social workers in England.

Professional Bodies and Associations for Social Work

The College of Social Work (TCSW) is the new, national organisation for social workers, set up in response to one of the recommendations of the Social Work Task Force. It is an independent, membership led organisation, aiming to lead the development of the profession.

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is a well established professional association for social workers in the UK.

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) . On the IFSW website you can access the current International definition of Social Work and an International Declaration of Ethics in Social Work: Statement of Principles.

Practice Education Resources

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) An online resource of good practice guidance, research and learning materials for social care and social work.