The Social Care Council is helping to raise standards in the social care workforce by registering social care workers; setting standards for their conduct and practice and supporting their professional development. Watch our short introductory video to fnd out more about our work, our people, our partnerships and how we perform against our business objectives. Also - click on the dropdowns below for more information.
Legislation - The Northern Ireland Social Care Council was founded as the regulatory body for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland under the Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001. We are one of 12 UK Health and Social Care Regulators established to ensure Health and social care workers are regulated against agreed standards.
Accountability - The Northern Ireland Social Care Council is a non-departmental public body (NDPB); accountable to the Northern Ireland Assembly and sponsored by the Department of Health (NI) (Office of Social Services). Information about our management team and the Members who make up the Social Care Council is available in the Council Members & Senior Management Team sections.
Committed to Partnership Working - The success of what we do depends on partnerships with people who have real experience of all aspects of social care. Council Members, Partnership Committees and working groups within the organisation involve people who use services, carers, workers, employers, education providers, trade unions and representative bodies. This ensures that all our stakeholders are given a voice in setting standards and improving social care in Northern Ireland. Updates from Council and Committee meetings are available in the ‘How We Make Decisions’ section >>>>
Our Office is based at Millennium House in Belfast City Centre. We are open Monday – Friday 9.00-5.00. Contact details, including how to find our office are available in Contact Us.