If you move to the UK and have worked in care or social work settings elsewhere, you need to be aware that the four countries within the UK all have slightly different regulations about what workers in the care sector should know and be able to do. They may also have different systems and requirements for recognising qualifications achieved outside the UK.

For more information, follow the links:

To work in Wales - SCWales Qualified Outside the UK

To work in Northern Ireland - To work in Northern Ireland

To work in Scotland - To work in Scotland

To work in England, in social work - HPC - Qualified Outside the UK

To work in England, with children and young people - DfE Social Work with Children and Young People