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Useful Websites for Social Work Applicants

The following websites are likely to be useful to you in developing your understanding of social work as a profession. They are all externally provided and Lancaster University cannot be held responsible for their content.

College of Social Work. The College of Social Work is an independent, not-for-profit body that is committed to developing and promoting the social work profession. Click here to access its website.

Health and Care Professions Council. The HCPC is the regulating body for social work and other health and care professionals. It keeps a register of health and care professionals (including social workers) who meet the Standards of Proficiency that it sets. Click here for its website.

NHS Business Services Authority. The NHSBA administers the social work bursary for students ordinarily resident in England. Click here to access its website.

Social Work Action Network (SWAN). SWAN is a network of social work practitioners, academics, students and social welfare service users that promotes a model of social work rooted in social justice. Click here for its website.



This programme has been endorsed by TCSW as having met the social work professional quality criteria.

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