Social Workers Registration Board - Public Consultation on Application for Registration Bye-Law 2020

This consultation is now closed.

The Social Workers Registration Board has opened a public consultation on a draft Application for Registration Bye-Law 2020.


The Social Workers Registration Board previously made the Application for Registration of Social Workers Bye-Law 2011.

Since the bye-law was made, the Council revised its bye-law framework and a revised bye-law is required which would be compliant with the framework and which would align to the bye-laws made by other registration boards. The 2011 bye-law will then be revoked.

Changes from the 2011 bye-law include:

  • Reference to National Vetting Bureau vetting
  • The removal of the requirement for the applicant to submit photographs 
  • The inclusion of the requirement to submit details of professional memberships, professional business operations, language knowledge

CORU is inviting responses from registrants and stakeholders relevant to the profession in relation to this draft bye-law.

To read the draft bye-law, please click on the below link:

Social Workers Registration Board Draft Application for Registration Bye-Law 2020

How to submit your views

A report outlining the feedback received will be published on following consideration of all submissions.

Closing Date

The consultation process will close at 5pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered.

Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Please note that submissions made to CORU during our public consultations are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.The information provided to CORU consultations will be stored in a secure and confidential manner by CORU and will only be used for the purposes outlined. It will be deleted in line with our record retention policy. After each public consultation CORU publishes a consultation report on this website that contains a summary of comments received, CORU’s response to those, and lists the individual names or organisations that have given their feedback, where those have been provided.