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You can find out if your social worker is registered by clicking on the following:

Public register

If you have any questions about the registration or practising status of any registered social worker, please contact the Registrar.

Know your rights

It is important to know your rights when receiving services from a registered social worker, who is trained to support and protect you and your family.

Registered social workers adhere to a Code of Conduct that requires them to have high standards of practice. This means they should always:

  • act with integrity
  • be competent
  • respect you
  • uphold your rights:
    • your right to decide
    • your right to privacy
    • your right to confidentiality
    • your right to make an informed choice

There is a complaints and disciplinary process for any registered social worker who breaches this code.

If you feel that a registered social worker has breached the Code of Conduct, start by talking to the person or organisation involved, or contact us.

Making a complaint

If you want to make a complaint about a registered social worker, you will need to follow a set process outlined on our Concerns and Complaints page.