What does endorsement mean?
Who needs to be endorsed?
Every applicant to the register requires endorsement except for social work students.
Who should endorse your application?
be the approved Social Care Wales signatory for your organisation
be a person in a senior role
where possible have undertaken a police check such as a CRB or DBS
be a professional who is not a relative or in a personal relationship with you the applicant.
How is endorsement completed?
Your SCWonline application form will ask you to choose the name of your endorser from a list of our approved signatories for your organisation or university. If you choose from this list and submit your form it is automatically shared with your chosen endorser(s). They will receive an email that lets them view and endorse your application.
If your endorser is not one of our approved signatories you will need to print your form and if required your training record and ask your endorser to complete the endorsement sections by hand.
You will then need to scan the endorsed form and upload it to your SCWonline account. To do this simply log in to your SCWonline account and select ‘My Contact Details’, then ‘Upload a document’ from the menu. We may contact the endorser to confirm that they signed the form and to confirm their identity.
What does verification mean?
Verification is checking the original document, taking a photocopy and signing and dating it to confirm that it’s a true copy of the original.