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Standards for Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers


This resource has been developed to support social care workers in particular those new to the sector to understand, know and work to the Standards. Twelve scenarios have been developed to demonstrate what each Standard means within day to day practice and across the range of settings in which social care practitioners work.

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The content for this resource was initially developed as part of the module 1 of the Adult Care Toolkit – Standards, Values and Transitions developed in 2017-2018 in partnership with Dementia Together NI, Ulster University, Palmerston Residential Home, PAMS Day Care Centre, NHSCT, BHSCT, Age NI, RQIA and Social Care Council Participation Group.

The Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers was first published in January 2021 in its current format.


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Updated: 11/04/2022