Registrants 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 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.

Click here to view the Registrants' Forum Terms of Reference (February 2015)

Current Members

NISCC Reg Committee

  • Chair - Roberta Magee (UNISON), Social Care Worker, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
  • Deputy Chair - Carolyn Ewart (NIASW), Social Worker, Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers
  • Damien Maguire (NIPSA), Social Worker, Belfast HSC Trust
  • Loughlin Duffy (NIPSA), Social Care Worker, Southern HSC Trust
  • Nora McMahon, Social Work Student, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • Dillon McMahon, Senior Support Worker, Positive Futures
  • Jackie Craig, Deputy Manager, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Nichola Shanks, Service Manager, Beacon Wellbeing
  • Rachel Killen (UNISON), Social Worker, Southern HSC Trust
  • Sharon Scott, Operations Team Leader, Extra Care

Share Your Views About Your Professional Registration and Practice

The Forum meets at least three times a year and twice a year with the Council. Comments or issues relating to registration and professional practice which you would like discussed by the Forum can be sent in confidence to

Meetings and Events

The Registrants’ Forum membership and working arrangements were recently reviewed. An induction event for new members was held on 4 June 2015. The first full meeting of the Forum was held on 15 September 2015. Meetings are not open to the public. Notes from meetings will be published here after they have been reviewed at the subsequent meeting. The next meetings will be held at Social Care Council Headquaters on:

  • 9 May 2019

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