CORU hosts second Social Care Workers Employer Information Event

CORU hosted a second information event for social care worker employers on Monday 14 October in the Aisling Hotel, Dublin. This second date was added due to the large demand for places to attend an information event in July earlier this year. 

The purpose of this event was to provide employers with:

  • An overview of CORU and the statutory regulation of social care workers
  • An update from the Social Care Workers Registration Board
  • Information on the pre-registration education programme approval process, and
  • Information on the registration process for social care workers.

Over 100 employers registered to attend the information event, providing representation from a broad range of social care providers/services.

The event was an opportunity for employers to ask questions regarding the timeline for opening of the social care workers register, as well as the transitional (grandparenting) provisions to register for existing practitioners under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act (2005, as amended).

The presentation from the Social Care Workers Employers event is available to view here.

The Social Care Workers Registration Board was established in March 2015. From its establishment the Board recognised the scope of work to be undertaken in order to open its register. The Board is required to undertake the necessary foundational work to implement statutory regulation for social care workers. The importance of this preparatory work is essential to set the correct standards and assure protection of the public. Further information on the progress of the Board is available here