The Department For Education has responded to our request for a breakdown of who is involved at management level within Social Work England, the newly established regulator which will shortly be replacing The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The response avoids answering our question directly, and mentions only that plans for SWE’s launch are ongoing, without confirming or denying that employees for the regulator have already been chosen.

We have also made a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request asking for details of the management heads at SWE. The request legally requires the DfE to provide full and frank disclosure of any management roles currently filled. We will update you once we get a response to this.

The DfE’s email response is below: