Action to tackle fitness to practise inequalities limited by lack of data on social workers, says regulator – Community Care
However, just 4% of England’s roughly 100,000 registered social workers have done so, and Akhtar urged others to follow suit.
Under the action plan, Social Work England will review, early next year, how it seeks diversity data from social workers in order to increase the response rate, and that it would make use of key “communication and engagement moments” to encourage practitioners to submit.
“To be able to draw reliable conclusions about our processes and fitness to practise referrals we would need that data,” said Akhtar. “Without it, it would be very challenging.”