How We Make Decisions

Our work is planned and delivered in partnership with people who have real experience of all aspects of social care. Our Council, Partnership Committees and working groups 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.  Details from our Council and Stakeholder Partnership meetings are available from the links below.

Council Meetings

Council meetings are usually held in Millennium House, with at least one meeting a year held at locations outside Belfast. Sessions are open to the public. Dates of Council meetings are listed below.  Copies of  approved minutes of recent Council meetings are available to download form the resource section at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to attend a meeting, or would like copies of Council papers that have been presented at a meeting, please email or call 028 9536 2952.

Council meeting dates: 

  • 17 April 2019
  • 19 June 2019

Participation Partnership for Service Users and Carers

The Social Care Council Participation Partnership is made up of service users and carers from a range of backgrounds and experiences. They meet every 2 – 3 months and play a key role in NISCC business activities. The Partnership’s responsibilities are to influence, advise and challenge the Council and to develop principles and standards to encourage the development of best practice in participation working. More information is available in the Participation Partnership section >>>>

Registrants Committee Forum

The Social Care Council Registrants’ Forum is a group of individuals who provide advice and representation to the Council on Registrants’ views and issues relating to social care registration and regulation. The Forum also helps to develop better communication and understanding between the Council and its Registrants. The Registrants' Forum is not able to provide advice or representation on individual cases, but it does aim to bring fundamental issues affecting and concerning Registrants of the Council to the attention of the Council. More information is available in the Registrants Forum section >>>

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