Interim Orders

In cases where a Committee considers that allowing a registrant to continue practising in their current role would be a significant risk to the public, the Social Care Council may apply to a Preliminary Proceedings Committee for an Interim Conditions of Practice Order (ICPO) or Interim Suspension Order ISO). Preliminary Proceedings Committees are not held in public.  

If you have a query relating to an ISO, please contact the  Fitness to Practise Team in confidence. Email ftp@niscc.hscni.net or call 028 9536 2940


Interim Conditions of Practice Order (ICPO)

An Interim Conditions of Practice Order (ICPO) temporarily places conditions upon a Registrant’s registration while the investigation is taking place. A Registrant will be able to continue working while the ICPO is in place, however, there will be conditions on his / her practice. The type of conditions that could be imposed may be:

  • to undertake specific training within a defined period and provide evidence of the successful completion of that training to the Social Care Council;
  • to provide the Social Care Council with a monthly report signed by his / her employer confirming that he / she is complying with a relevant requirement , e.g. not undertaking a particular activity without supervision; adhering to employer policies and procedures.

An ICPO may be set for any length of time (but only up to six months initially), with set review periods during its term, and cannot be imposed for more than two years in total. The Committee may decide, based on the information from the Social Care Council and the Registrant, that the Registrant’s fitness to practise may be impaired and that it should therefore be referred to a Fitness to Practise Committee to make a final decision on the matter.


Interim Suspension Order (ISO)

If NISCC considers that the information received shows that a Registrant may pose a risk to the public, colleagues, or service users, or that it is in the public interest, or in the interest of a Registrant, it can recommend that the Committee imposes an Interim Suspension Order (ISO). An ISO suspends a registered worker from the Register on a temporary basis while the case is being investigated. It means that:

  • a Registrant will be unable to work in a role that requires Registration whilst the Order is in place.
  • a social worker will be unable to work as or call himself / herself a registered social worker or work in a role which requires registration while the Order is active.
  • a social care manager or a social care worker will not be able to work in a role which requires a registrant to be registered with NISCC while the Order is active.
  • a social work student will be suspended from their course while the Order is active.


An ISO may be set for any length of time (but only up to six months initially), with set review periods during its term, and cannot be imposed for more than two years in total except in exceptional circumstances, for example, where a criminal conviction case is on-going.

All active Interim Suspension Orders and Interim Conditions of Practice Orders are published in this section of the website.

  • 28 Jul 2020

    Domer - Raymond Alan

    Registration No. 6018562

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 28 Jul 2020

    McMenamin - Attracta

    Registration No. 7001165

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 23 Jul 2020

    Cook - William

    Registration No. 2022081

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Jun 2020

    Thompson - Martin George

    Registration No. 6009318

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Jun 2020

    Anderson - Alanis

    Registration No. 6041688

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Jun 2020

    Pepper-Foulkes Samantha Anne Linda

    Registration No. 6043860

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 25 Jun 2020

    Armstrong - Catherine

    Registration No. 6018194

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 14 May 2020

    Braxton - Ricky

    Registration No. 7005793

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 11 May 2020

    Johnston - Alan William

    Registration No. 6014929

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 11 May 2020

    Milligan - Caroline

    Registration No. 6026447

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 04 May 2020

    Curran - Caroline

    Registration No. 6029830

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 18 Mar 2020

    Santos - Ricardo Manuel Moreira

    Registration No. 6013024

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 12 Mar 2020

    Szczesna - Aleksandra

    Registration No. 6018313

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 27 Feb 2020

    Crampsie - Samantha Janet

    Registration No. 2008820

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Jan 2020

    Dodu - Monica

    Registration No. 6042698

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Jan 2020

    Johnston - Sara Margaret

    Registration No. 6023901

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 17 Dec 2019

    Tanyanyiwa - Florence

    Registration No. 2086545

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 13 Dec 2019

    Carlin - Jane

    Registration No. 1105664

    Social Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 11 Dec 2019

    Knowles - William

    Registration No. 2096031

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 05 Dec 2019

    Farrell - Hugh

    Registration No. 7003744

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 08 Nov 2019

    Barr - Michael Angus

    Registration No. 1095364

    Social Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 08 Nov 2019

    Vance - Sarah Catherine

    Registration No. 7003955

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Oct 2019

    Scobie - Nicole Elizabeth

    Registration No. 6040719

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 08 Oct 2019

    Brennan - Joe

    Registration No. 7000717

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 18 Sep 2019

    Nixon - Gillian Christine

    Registration No. 7004505

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 29 Aug 2019

    Kavanagh - Christopher Mark

    Registration No. 6037664

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Conditions of Practice Order
  • 22 Aug 2019

    Fox - Deirdre Rose

    Registration No. 6018058

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 09 Aug 2019

    Njizane - Nwabisa

    Registration No. 6014084

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 24 Jun 2019

    Haren - Margaret Amanda

    Registration No. 6029152

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 12 Jun 2019

    Gui - Marcel Ionut

    Registration No. 6035238

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 26 Apr 2019

    Barkley - Louise

    Registration No. 2091652

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 26 Apr 2019

    Ritchie - Jonathan

    Registration No. 6039694

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 12 Feb 2019

    Barber - Richard Henry

    Registration No. 6032582

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 30 Jan 2019

    Gcado - Dorothy Noluthando

    Registration No. 6013916

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 02 Aug 2018

    Kearns - Eamonn

    Registration No. 6036928

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 02 Mar 2017

    Howard - Kevin Anthony

    Registration No. 2017213

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 20 Feb 2017

    Caldwell - Thomas Shane

    Registration No. 1101051

    Social Worker

    Interim Suspension Order