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Our investigation process

In this section you can find out about our investigation process and what happens if someone raises a concern about you.

Find out what we expect from employers and registered workers, HEIs and students and what we can tell you about an investigation. There is also information on Temporary Orders and what they mean for you.

Find out more if you are:

Providing a witness statement

Have you been asked to provide a witness statement?

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Wellbeing line

We have a dedicated wellbeing line for people undergoing fitness to practise investigations.

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The Rules and our decisions guidance

View the documents that set out how we carry out our regulatory function and provide guidance to decision makers on when to apply the different sanctions available to them.

The Codes of Practice

Revised Codes of Practice came into effect on the 1st of November 2016. The Codes set out the standards of practice and behaviour expected of social services workers and their employers.

What we publish about hearings and decisions – Fitness to Practise Public Information Policy

Read The Public Information Policy to see what information we publish in advance of our hearings, what we don’t and why.