Each resource on The Social Work Toolkit has been mapped against the HCPC Standards of Proficiency.
The Standards of Proficiency are the professional standards which every registrant must meet in order to become registered, and must continue to meet in order to maintain their registration.
Social workers in England joined the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) on Wednesday 1 August 2012. These standards are effective from that date.
The Standards of Proficiency (SOPs) set out what a social worker in England should know, understand and be able to do when they complete their social work training so that they can register with the HCPC. They set out clear expectations of a social worker's knowledge and abilities when they start practising.
The work to set the standards of proficiency for social workers in England developed alongside the work of the Social Work Reform Board. One outcome of the Reform Board, the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), is now managed by the College of Social Work.
For more information about the SOPs please visit the Health and Care Professions Council.