CORU Registration


CORU (Health & Social Care Professionals Council) is the body responsible for regulating health and social care professions established under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act, 2005. CORU’s role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, professional education, training and competence amongst Health and Social Care professions.

CORU is currently establishing Registration Boards for twelve professions including Social Care Workers. The Social Care Workers’ Registration Board was established in April 2015; however, as yet, Registration has not opened for Social Care Workers. Registration for Social Care Workers, once opened, will require that any individual wishing to use the title of “Social Care Worker” will be legally required to register with CORU.

Further information on the registration process can be found at www.coru.ie.

Click here for a Guide to Registration

Information Guide on CORU is available here.

Click here for information on Fitness to Practise.


Social Care Ireland Statutory Registration Awareness Survey

Social Care Ireland are currently conducting a needs analysis survey in relation to the impending introduction of registration for social care workers, in which we wish to establish if there is information around registration that Social Care Ireland can provide to individuals and organisations which would assist in understanding registration and its implications

To complete the surveyClick here.

Closing Date: The Survey will close at 5 pm on Friday 13th October 2017.


Social Care Workers - Public Consultation on Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

The Social Care Workers Registration Board is currently putting in place the foundations for regulation of the profession and wants to hear the view of both the public and the profession on the following Bye-Law.

To review the draft bye-law click here.

Closing Date: The consultation process will close at 5 pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered.


Social Care Workers - Public Consultation on Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

The Social Care Workers Registration Board is currently putting in place the foundations for regulation of the profession and wants to hear the view of both the public and the profession on the following Bye-Law.

To review the draft bye-law click here.

Closing Date: The consultation process will close at 5 pm on Tuesday 28 February 2017. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered.