Social Care Ireland (SCI) is the Professional Representative Body for the Social Care Work Profession in the Republic of Ireland.


About Us


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.

Social Care Ireland welcomes members from across the Social Care Work profession, including Workers, Managers, Educators and Students.

Our Mission:


  • 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