The Social Care Council's Standards for Social Workers, Social Care Workers and Social Work Students
The Social Care Council's Standards of Conduct and Practice form the core regulatory framework for the social work and social care workforce.
- The Standards of Conduct describe the values, attitudes and behaviours expected of workers in their day to day work
- The Standards of Practice outline the knowledge and skills required for competent practice
Every registrant will receive a copy of the Standards when their registration application is approved. PDF copies of the Standards in various formats are available from the resources section at the bottom of this page.
The Social Care Council's Standards for Employers of Social Workers and Social Care Workers
The Social Care Council also has a statutory responsiblity to set and review standards for employers of social workers and social care workers. These standards set the responsibilities of employers in making sure that social workers and social care workers meet our standards for their conduct and practice, provide high quality services and promote public trust and confidence in social work and social care services. Together with RQIA as the body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland, we will ensure adherence to the standards for employers within social care services. PDF copies of the Standards in various formats are available from the resources section at the bottom of this page.
The Social Care Council's Standards in Everyday Practice
Click on each of the drop downs below to watch short animations to introduce the Standards, hear registrant's perspectives on the Standards and find out more about about the benefits of the standards for social care workers, employers and service users.