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, NISCC 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 NISCC 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 NISCC;
  • to provide NISCC 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 NISCC 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.

  • 13 Dec 2018

    Zabrauteanu - Cristian

    Registration No. 6020619

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 20 Nov 2018

    Graham - Danielle Marie

    Registration No. 6032826

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 06 Nov 2018

    McGreevy - Jason

    Registration No. 6012847

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 06 Nov 2018

    Kelly - Clare

    Registration No. 6001754

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 03 Sep 2018

    McCaffrey - Mhegan

    Registration No. 6012573

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 09 Aug 2018

    Paine - Philip

    Registration No. 6006320

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 09 Aug 2018

    Talbot - Brian

    Registration No. 6009425

    Social Work Student

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 02 Aug 2018

    Kearns - Eamonn

    Registration No. 6036928

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 05 Jul 2018

    Dallas - Rosemary

    Registration No. 6020693

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Conditions of Practice Order
  • 28 Jun 2018

    Clarke - Richard Raymond Lawrence

    Registration No. 6040096

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 12 Jun 2018

    Joseph - Sabu Chethipuzha

    Registration No. 6003443

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 26 Mar 2018

    McGivern - Nicola

    Registration No. 2001973

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 24 Jan 2018

    Kilpatrick - Anthea

    Registration No. 2030818

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 11 Jan 2018

    Longmore - Alison

    Registration No. 1151182

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 14 Dec 2017

    Henderson - Emma

    Registration No. 6035294

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 23 Nov 2017

    McElhill - Edel Patricia

    Registration No. 6026200

    Social Care Worker

    Interim Suspension Order
  • 01 Aug 2017

    Ballantine - Tracey Diane

    Registration No. 6032556

    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