This targeted consultation aims to deliver on the Department’s original policy intent to complete compulsory registration of the social work and social care workforce(s) in Northern Ireland. The original policy proposal was subject to a wider public consultation. Following that consultation, roll out of registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council has been progressing on a phased priority basis. The Department is seeking views on the draft amendment regulations that will complete compulsory registration for social care workers who work in domiciliary care, supported living and day care settings which aims to safeguard and strengthen public protection.
Consultation opened on 20 July 2017. Closing date 01 September 2017.
SummaryThe Department of Health has launched a consultation on the introduction of Regulations for the compulsory registration of social care workers who work in domiciliary care, supported living and day care settings. The consultation is aimed at employers of social care workers, trade unions and professional bodies, and service user representative organisations.
The consultation will close at 5.00 pm on Friday 1st September 2017. Responses received after the closing date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.