Northern Ireland: Social Care Council (NISCC)

The Department of Health created the Social Care Council of Northern Ireland as a public organisation to support the country's high standards of social work and social care. By setting workplace standards and encouraging ongoing training and learning, they improve the standard of social care services. Through this work, they aid in the growth of a capable and competent social work and social care workforce that will deliver the best care to those who use these services and their caregivers. Post Registration Training and Learning refers to the continuous professional development that social workers and social care workers must engage in and document. The council oversees the social care workers, managers, seniors, and social workers. Each is required to complete 90 hours of post-registration training and learning annually.