The Social Care Council is the workforce regulator for Social Workers and Social Care. The Social Care Council is helping to raise standards in the social care workforce by registering social care workers; setting standards for their conduct and practice and supporting their professional development. This workforce includes social care workers, social care managers, social workers, probation officers, education welfare officers and social work students.

The organisation is committed to partnership working and the success of what we do depends on partnerships with people who have real experience of all aspects of social care. Board Members, Partnership Committees and working groups within the organisation 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.

Paul Martin Chair

Patricia Higgins Chief Executive

Why the Social Care Council is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

“The Social Care Council has previously hosted three Board Apprentices and feedback from them has been that it has been very positive and welcoming and  a valuable learning experience.”

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

During COVID the organisation is working remotely and all Board and Committee meetings are held via Zoom until further notice.

Onsite location is Social Care Council, 7th Floor, Millennium House, 25 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AQ

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board and Committee meetings are held quarterly. Meetings take place during the day from10.00- 1.00p.m although additional ad hoc meetings may be convened and will be based on Board/Committee members’ availability

Date of Board Meetings (September 2021 – August 2022)

Board meeting dates 2021/22 are as follows:

10.00a.m – 1.00p.m on

  • Wednesday 13 October 2021
  • Wednesday 8 December 2021
  • Wednesday 9 Feb 2022
  • Wednesday 27 April 2022
  • Wednesday 29 June 2022

In addition we will be holding 2 Board Strategic sessions that Board Apprentices are welcome to attend:

10.00 – 1.00p.m on

  • Wednesday 10 November 2021
  • Wednesday 18 May 2022

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2021 – August 2022)

Meeting dates not yet agreed – schedule will be available in May