SCI Consultation on Social Care Workers Draft Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics

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SCI Consultation on Social Care Workers Draft Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics

Social Care Ireland are inviting members to consult and feedback on the draft Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Social Care Workers prepared by the Social Care Work Registration Board. The draft Code is available to download from here.
 
Social Care Ireland welcome the publication of the draft consultation document, which signals another step forward toward registration and regulation of the Social Care Profession.
 
The Code of Conduct and Ethics for Social Care Workers is an extremely important document that will have lasting impact on our practice once regulated through CORU.
 
It is by these standards that complaints against registered social care workers will be judged, to determine whether or not a professional has breached their professional code and if so, whether a fitness to practice hearing will ensue. It is essential that all members take time to review the draft code and provide feedback for its further development to ensure a robust and effective Code for our profession.
 
To this end, Social Care Ireland has established a working group to prepare consultation feedback from SCI members. The working group met to review the draft Code of Conduct and Ethics and are proposing a number of amendments to the document. An email invitation with survey link has been sent to all current members of Social Care Ireland for their input into the draft standards. Please take the time to review the recommended amendments and then complete the online questionnaire to share your opinion/thoughts on this feedback. CURAM recipients have been notified of this consultation process but survey details as outlined here were not available when it went to print.
 
We are requesting all Social Care Ireland members to complete feedback by the 15th January to provide time for the working group to collate and compile feedback to the Social Care Work Registration Board before the consultation deadline at 5pm on the 28th February.
 
Social Care Ireland will be submitting feedback expressing the views of our members to CORU, but we also urge individual members, non-members and social care organisations to submit constructive feedback to ensure an effective and robust Code of Conduct and Ethics for the profession. To access CORU consultation survey see www.coru.ie.
 
If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us at info@socialcareireland.ie.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Social Care Ireland Board