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Changes to registration

Find out what changes we’ve made to registration to support the sector while dealing with COVID-19. Social care workers now have up to 12 months to register.

Qualification conditions

Are you due to meet a qualification condition? We're giving you more time if you need it.

Temporary registration for social workers

We’ve set up a temporary register for social workers as part of our COVID-19 response. Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.

New national recruitment hub for social care and health

Employers can use the recruitment hub to fill COVID related vacancies, Applications for people wanting to work in social care are closed.  

Staff health and wellbeing

It’s important the workforce look after their own health and wellbeing during this challenging time. Get lots of ideas and support in our new resource.

Changes to fitness to practise

Read how we’ve changed our fitness to practise process to help us focus our resources on supporting the sector during COVID-19.


SSSC guidance and resources

We’ve published guidance to help the sector deal with COVID-19. Remember we also have lots of free learning resources you can use.

Questions and answers to help you

You’ve been asking us lots of questions, so we’ve brought together some of the most common ones here with answers. Includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

National guidance

Find links to national COVID-19 guidance. Remember to check these links regularly as they are being continually updated.