Welcome to Social Care Ireland


SCI provides Members with advocacy, representation, support in the practice of Social Care Work, as well as an opportunity to improve the Standards and Quality of Social Care Work in Ireland.


The mission of Social Care Ireland is:

  • To provide a consistent and cohesive voice both privately and publicly to key issues relevant to social care work and education
  • To help bring elements of social care education, training and practice closer together
  • To aid consultation for outside agencies on the development of the social care profession
  • To follow some of the successes of other professions in providing a common voice for different branches of the same discipline
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Social Care Ireland (SCI) is the Professional Representative Body for the Social Care Work Profession in the Republic of Ireland.


Meet the Board

For further information on the members of the Social Care Ireland Board and Executive, click here. The Board is responsible for the overall Governance of the association and the Executive is made up of members providing an all-encompassing voice for the sector.


What is Social Care Work?

Social Care Workers plan and provide professional, individual or group care to clients with personal and social needs. Social Care Workers strive to support, protect, guide and advocate on behalf of clients. Click here for further information relating to your profession.

Special Interest Groups

Social Care Ireland are delighted to keep you updated on the progress of the CPD Working Group, Disability Special Interest Group, CAMHS Special Interest Group and Research Special Interest Group. Click here for more information.


What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an integral part of the process of Registration of Social Care Workers in Ireland. This section of the website will provide you with all of the information you will need to partake in CPD.