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With just eight weeks left for social workers to renew their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, we are inviting practitioners to join us for a live, interactive discussion. Taking place on Tuesday 21st October from 6.30–8pm, it will give social workers an opportunity to put any last-minute questions about the ongoing renewal process forward to a panel of experts.

The session (which can count as a CPD activity) will also be a final opportunity for social workers to learn more about the new approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and will help them understand what they need to do to ensure they are meeting the HCPC’s required standards. 

This will be the second event designed exclusively to support social workers during the re-registration process; the first interactive session (which was held in August) proved to be extremely popular. 

Joining us once again to answer questions during the evening will be: 

Phillip Mitchell, CSSIW Regulatory Inspector & Court of Protection Court Visitor, Social Work trainer

As a regulatory inspector and social work trainer, Phillip Mitchell has spent his career advising on best practice and helping practitioners achieve the highest possible standards. Phillip regularly advises on best practice around the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). 

Craig Davis, Head of Social Work, Sanctuary Social Care

As head of the social work department at Sanctuary, Craig regularly speaks to social workers and will be able to use his knowledge and understanding to clarify any misunderstandings that social workers may have about the upcoming renewal processes. 

Debbie Bell, Head of Sanctuary Training

Debbie established Sanctuary Training in 2012, and liaises with a network of experienced practitioners who are able to deliver nationwide training courses for individuals, local authorities, schools, fostering agencies and charities. Prior to this, Debbie worked within Sanctuary Social Care’s compliance team and she now combines her role as Head of Sanctuary Training with that of Practice & Conduct Investigator.



During the first discussion, Phillip, Craig and Debbie demonstrated their considerable knowledge and were praised by those who took part:

“The expert panel were very good at responding to people's concerns and their advice was very helpful.” Housing Support Officer 

“They demonstrated that they have vast knowledge about the upcoming renewal process.” Residential Child Care Officer

“The fantastic panel answered clearly all of the questions and they also gave valuable links to further information. Thanks!” Senior Social Worker

“They were excellent. They answered questions diligently and swiftly. I believe every participant's question was answered either directly or indirectly.” Social Worker

As part of the registration renewal process, social workers must maintain a comprehensive record of any CPD activities that are undertaken, and demonstrate how they have led to effective practice. 

You can read more about what the HCPC are looking for in the July-September issue of Sanctuary Social Work News, featuring an exclusive interview with Robert Templeton, Council Member of the HCPC. 

Alternatively you can catch the replay of the first online discussion or read our extended Q&A page to find out more information. 

To keep updated with the latest information relating to our upcoming discussion, or to pre-submit a question for our panel of experts, simply register your details.

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Ann Heather Harrison, 08 October 2014, 01:59 PM
Please may I read more about HCPC from July and September issue of Sanctuary social work
Sanctuary Social Care, 08 October 2014, 02:27 PM
Hi Ann,
Of course, you can view the magazine online by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/1tVXICr
Hope this helps.
Thanks, Sanctuary Social Care.
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