Social Workers / Social Service Worker

The Lawyers of GlickLaw acted as counsel to the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers of Ontario (“OCSWSSW”) between 2011 and 2018, advising on investigations and prosecuting social workers and social service workers before the Discipline Committee.  We are therefore uniquely situated to assist social workers and social service workers when regulatory issues arise including responding to complaints and investigations, defending against allegations of professional misconduct, and representing social workers and social service workers before OCSWSSW’s Discipline Committee, Registration Committee and/or Fitness to Practice Committee.

 

We can assist and act for Social Workers and Social Service Workers on a wide range of matters including:

  • Responding to complaints and investigations at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers;
  • Representing social workers and social service workers in hearings before the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Worker’s Discipline Committee or Fitness to Practise Committee;
  • Appealing decisions of the Complaints Committee and Executive Committee to the Divisional Court;
  • Appealing decisions of the Registration Committee, Discipline Committee or the Fitness to Practise Committee to the Divisional Court;
  • Representing social workers and social service workers in criminal or quasi-criminal proceedings under the Criminal Code or Provincial Offences Act;
  • Representing social workers and social service workers in applications and civil litigation before the Superior Court of Justice;
  • Assisting social workers and social service workers in applications for registration and in making submissions to the Registration Committee;
  • Assisting social workers and social service workers with audits and quality assurance programs;
  • Advising social workers and social service workers on compliance with the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 and other relevant legislation and regulations;
  • Advising social workers and social service workers on professional practice issues, such as record-keeping, privacy and confidentiality, and reporting