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HCPC Continuous Professional Development

HCPC Standards state that registrants must: Maintain a continuous, up to date and accurate record of their CPD activities; Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice; Seek to ensure that their CPD...

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HCPC Revised Guidance on Health and Character

The HCPC has recently issued new guidance on health and character of those applying to the register or those already registered. As the regulator for a number of professions practising within health and social care, the HCPC check the health and character of everyone who applies to join the register. The HCPC can also take action if concerns are raised about a registrant’s health or character and their ability to practise safely.

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Can I become a social worker if I have a criminal record?

To become a social worker you must first obtain a degree in social work. On application you will be asked about and have to declare any criminal record. At this stage it will be up to the university to decide whether or not to admit you onto the course. Some universities will ask you to attend a panel interview to discuss your suitability for the course and a career in social work.

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Struck off by HCPC for Sexual Misconduct

Since the start of 2017 a number of paramedics have been suspended or struck off by the Health and Care Professions Council for issues of sexual misconduct. When you receive a letter from the HCPC alleging you have been involved in sexual misconduct against colleagues or patients you feel isolated and anxious.

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The HCPC are a regulator, and were set up to protect the public. To do this, they keep a Register of health and care professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. The Health and Care Professionals Council have the following remit according to their website ‘Our aim is to ensure ongoing compliance with the law.

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