Social work employer standard 7: Professional registration

Ensure that social workers can maintain their professional registration.

Community Care Inform supports employers to ensure social work staff are suitably qualified, accountable, credible and competent. We do this by: Publishing expert-written practice guides; evidence-based research reviews; digested legislation and case law to keep practitioners up to date with changes in policy; practice and research surrounding all areas affecting children and families.

My CPD log:

Each individual subscriber has access to their own personal CPD log on Inform, allowing them to record their learning from articles they have read on Inform as well as any other learning or development they have completed outside of Inform. Using the CPD log, practitioners can demonstrate how using articles on Inform to build their knowledge can help them to better serve the children and families they work with.

Supporting The College of Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework:

Community Care Inform has produced a detailed document that outlines how we support the Professional Capabilities Framework. We have identified relevant Inform guides that can be used to help professionals meet the criteria set out within the nine domains for each career level.

View how we support the Professional Capabilities Framework

Guide to the professional capabilities framework and the assessed and supported year in employment 


The requirements for this standard are summarised below.

View the full details for this standard on the LGA website.

  • Support social workers in maintaining their professional registration and accountability as well as their competence, credibility, and currency.
  • Support staff in continuing to meet the requirements of the regulator.
  • Work closely with the regulator to maintain professional standards and investigate professional conduct issues.
  • Take appropriate steps to inform the regulator, co-operate with investigations and hearings carried out by the regulator, and respond appropriately to its findings and decisions if there are concerns that an employee’s fitness to practise is impaired.