What is a standard Niscc?

The Standards of Conduct and Practice describe the values, attitudes and behaviours expected of registrants in their day to day work and outline the knowledge and skills required for competent practice. They provide a baseline against which a registrant’s conduct and practice will be judged.

Who needs to register with Niscc?

This workforce includes Social Care Workers, Social Care Managers, Social Workers, Probation Officers, Education Welfare Officers and Social Work Students. They work across a range of care services, in residential and day centres, community facilities and in people’s homes.

What is the role of Niscc?

We are a public body established by the Department of Health to support high quality standards of social work and social care. We make a difference to the quality of social care services by regulating workforce standards and promoting continuous training and learning.

What does Niscc registered mean?

– Being part of a registered and regulated workforce means you can demonstrate with confidence and pride that you have the skills and knowledge to practise safely, effectively and that you are committed to the delivery of the highest standards of care to people using services. – You are helping raise standards.

What is the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations NI 2000?

The regulations require that employers carry out risk assessments and provide employees with information and training where necessary. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (NI) 2000 sets out more explicitly what organisations must do to comply with the Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order.

When did Niscc registration start?

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was established in 2001 as the regulatory body for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland.

How do I pay my Niscc?

Making your payment Fees should be paid through your online registration account at https://portal.niscc.org/ using your debit or credit card.

Who is a registered care worker?

A registered carer can receive access to support from your local GP, as well as registering for any benefits you may be eligible for as a result of the hours you spend caring for someone. You can register as a carer with your GP, and this will then be recorded on your notes.

What is Management of health and safety at work regulations?

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Management Regulations) generally make more explicit what employers are required to do to manage health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Like the Act, they apply to every work activity.