Keep us informed
It is your responsibility to inform of us of any changes in your details.
If you need to inform us of any changes to your circumstances or generally keep in touch, you can do this quickly through MySSSC.
In particular we need to know when the following things change:
- your home address or contact details
- your email address
- your qualifications
- your work address and who your employer is
- you are subject to disciplinary action
- you are charged with an offence
- you have a health condition which may impact on your ability to carry out your job (see our guidance document).
It is particularly important that you let us know when you have started a new job or are about to. You may need to apply for another part of the Register and we would want you to be able to do this as soon as possible. This information is important as it allows us to keep in touch with you, and keep you informed about changes to your registration. If we do not have up to date details and we cannot get in touch with you, it may mean that you miss vital information that could cause your registration to be removed.
All of these changes can be made through MySSSC which means you can make these updates at your leisure. If you need to provide us with documents supporting any changes they must be verified by a countersignatory in your organisation.
Breaks in registration
If you are registered on one of the function based parts of the Register, ie not a social worker or social work student you may need to inform us of any breaks in your registration.
If you move to a new job in the same role with no break in your employment, then you just need to let us know the details of your new employment and we will update your record. However, if you leave a job without new employment to go to, or you are changing you role, from example from support worker to practitioner, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can start the process to remove you from the Register. This is because you cannot remain on a part of the Register if you are no longer carrying out that role.
If you gain new employment or move into a new role, you would have six months from your start date to get registered again.
If you are on maternity leave you are normally still under contract with your employer. You will need to maintain your registration so that you can return to work at the end of your maternity leave. If you let your registration lapse you would not be able to return to work until you are registered again.
If you take a career break your contract is not normally maintained, even if your employer has said that you can return to them when you decide to return to work. You will need to let us know so that we can start the process to remove you from the Register. This is because you cannot remain on a part of the Register if you are no longer carrying out that role.
If you go back to your previous employment or start with a new employer, you would have six months from your start date to get registered again.