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SWE video: How to…Record continuing professional development (CPD)

Continuing professional development (CPD) is an important part of Social Work England’s (SWE) professional standards, which aim to improve public safety and confidence in social work. It is the reflection and learning activity that social workers do throughout their career to maintain and improve their practice.

You should record at least one piece of CPD to meet SWE’s registration renewal requirements – four times a year would be good practice. The renewal period is between 1 September and 30 November every year. All social workers who want to continue to practise in England must renew their registration annually.

In this video, SWE shows you how to log in to your Social Work England online account and record CPD using the structured and unstructured forms.