Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work

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The Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW) was, from 1970 to 2001, the statutory authority charged with promoting education and training in social work, recognising courses and awarding qualifications throughout the United Kingdom.

The CCETSW was established on 1 October 1971 under the Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act 1962. It replaced the Central Training Council in Child Care, the Council for Training in Social Work, and the Recruitment and Training Committee of the Advisory Council for Probation and After-Care, and also took over certain functions of the Association of Psychiatric Social Workers and the Institute for Medical Social Work.

On 1 October 2001, the CCETSW was abolished and its functions taken over by the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the Care Council for Wales (CCW), and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC).[1]


The Council had about 60 members, some nominated by the Government and the remainder nominated by relevant employers' associations, educational bodies and professional associations. The chairman was appointed by the Privy Council.

Representatives in 1975 were nominated by:



  • CCETSW Information Pamphlet, 1975

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