Social Care Ireland (SCI) is the Professional Representative Body for the Social Care Work Profession in the Republic of 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.
Social Care Ireland welcomes members from across the Social Care Work profession, including Workers, Managers, Educators and Students.
- 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
Irish Association of Social Care Management (IASCM)
The Executive Committee of the IASCM nominates representatives to Social Care Ireland. Where possible we try to have equal parts representation from the voluntary, private and statutory sectors. The IASCM runs seminars for its members, provides a Training Grant Scheme and organises the Social Care Games annually. The IASCM also provides a Garda Vetting service for its members.
Irish Association of Social Care Workers (IASCW)
The IASCW was founded in 1972 and is one of the three bodies that make up Social Care Ireland.
As a professional representative body the IASCW seeks to establish and maintain principles of best practice to enable its members to deliver the highest standard of care to its service users. IASCW National Executive, as well as a number of special interest groups meets regularly to advocate on behalf of and promote the social care work profession.
Irish Association of Social Care Educators (IASCE)
The IASCE represents the Institutes and Colleges that provide professional social care practice education in the Republic of Ireland. It was established in 1998 and is one of the three bodies which form Social Care Ireland. Members include; Athlone Institute of Technology; Ballyfermot College of Further Education; Carlow Institute of Technology; Cork Institute of Technology; Dublin Institute of Technology; Dundalk Institute of Technology; Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown; Institute of Technology, Sligo; Institute of Technology, Tallaght; Institute of Technology, Tralee; Letterkenny Institute of Technology; Limerick Institute of Technology; Open Training College; St Patrick’s College, Carlow; Waterford Institute of Technology.