Towards Safe, Effective and Compassionate Care

This resource is for social care workers and managers to support you to meet the Social Care Councils Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers.


Social care work is a complex, challenging and rewarding role. There are many examples of excellent staff behaviour that enables person-centred, value based approaches to care. This resource provides a three step model aimed at promoting and celebrating excellent behaviour and minimising behaviours that are not in keeping with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council Standards of Conduct and Practice.

The resource is based on guidance developed by the Social Care Council in partnership with the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA), employers and service users in 2017. 

Scroll down and click on "Open Adapt Module" to access the resource.

If you need any help/support using this resource, please contact the Social Care Council.  Click here to provide feedback.

Towards Safe, Effective and Compassionate Care