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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (Social Care Workers Prohibition) and Fitness of Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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3.  In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Health and Personal Social Services Act (Northern Ireland) 2001;

the Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003;

“provider” means the person who for the time being is registered under Part III of the Order as a person who carries on a children’s home, a residential care home, a nursing home, a day care setting or a domiciliary care agency;

“the register” means the register of social care workers maintained by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council under section 3(1) of the Act;

“relevant part” means that part of the register referred to in section 3(2) of the Act which is most relevant to that person, taking into account their current employment;

“social care worker” means a person, other than a person excepted by regulation 2 of the 2006 regulations, who is specified in section 2(2)(b) to (d) of the Act and includes a person described in section 2(3)(c) of the Act who is treated as a social care worker by virtue of regulation 3 of the 2006 regulations;

“the 2006 Regulations” means the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (Social Care Workers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1).

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