Module Overview

Compliance and Regulation in Social Care

This module focuses on developing a framework for compliance and regulation in social care. The module develop students understanding of code of professional conduct and ethics within social care settings. The module will analyze the standards of service provision and identify relevant legislation which ensures high quality service delivery. This module will develop students knowledge around governance, policy and documentation. Students will critically analyse policy and practice in these key areas in a combination of lectures and practically based workshops.

Module Code

SSSC H3014

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

National Standards of Service Provision

Code of professional conduct and ethics, Key reports and investigations, National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children, National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Inspection reports, National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF)

Health, Safety and Risk Management

Hazard identification and risk assessment, Safety statements, Health and safety at work in residential care facilities, Code of conduct for health and social service providers, Infection control, Decision making and highlighting concerns

Governance in Social Care

Coru and Social Care Workers Registration Board, GDRP and Data Protection Policy, Information management standards (HIQUA), Report writing, Systems Analysis Investigation of Incidents

Quality Assurance in Social Care

Guidelines for developing policies and procedures, Key Performance Indicators, Measuring outcomes in social care, Audits, Inspection of social care settings

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60