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Resources for Employers

The Social Care Council works in partnership with employers, people who uses services and other key stakeholders from the independent, voluntary and statutory sectors.

The Council is also a partner in the Skills for Care and Development’ (SfCD) UK Alliance – the Sector Skills Council for those working in social work, social care, early years, children and young people’s services.

Our role is to support employers to recruit, retain and develop the right people with the right values and attitudes to meet the challenges of working in social care and social work. We do this by developing resources in partnership with employers and stakeholders.


Values Based Recruitment (VBR)


The Social Care Council has worked with Northern Ireland employers and people who use social care services to co-design and develop a toolkit for social care employers to support them to use and embed a values-based approach to the recruitment and retention of their workforce.

Click here to access the VBR resource


The Learning Zone

We have a range of free digital resources, accessible across all devices to support registrants learning and development and ensure standards and values are at the heart of social care and social work practice and education.

Visit the Learning Zone


A Question of Care – A Career for You

Care/Social Care is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the UK, with more and more people needing our services. Never before have there been so many great career opportunities.

If you want to recruit people with the right value base visit A Question of Care: A career for you. This is a free online resource which aims to raise awareness of careers in the care sector. It is designed to help people find out what work in the sector is really like, and to test whether they are potentially suited to it.