but three-quarters yet to upload CPD
Almost fifteen thousand social workers have renewed their registration in the first two weeks of the process, but almost three-quarters are still to meet the requirement to upload one piece of CPD to keep their registration.
Social Work England said 14.8% of registrants – 14,770 – had renewed since the process opened on 1 September. There has also been a notable increase in the proportion who have uploaded CPD, from 21.7% on 25 August to 27.1%, but that leaves a substantial majority who have not, 12 weeks out from the renewal deadline.#
How CPD rate has crept up
15 July: 17.7% of registrants
4 August: 19.4%
25 August: 21.7%
11 September: 27.1%
The regulator said it was happy with the figures but urged practitioners to upload their CPD as soon as possible – which requires the prior activation of an online account with Social Work England – and also encouraged people to renew well before the 30 November deadline.