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The Care Tribunal

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The Care Tribunal is set up to hear appeals against decisions in relation to eg the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority relating to the regulation of residential care homes, nursing homes, children’s homes, nursing agencies and independent health care providers and later other care services; decisions prohibiting or restricting the employment of individuals teaching or working with children or working with vulnerable adults or decisions concerning the registration of social workers.

The Care Tribunal is established under the provisions of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

The proceedings of the Care Tribunal are carried out in accordance with the Care Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (No. 178) as amended by the Care Tribunal (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (No. 342), Care Tribunal (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (No 249) and the Care Tribunal (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (No 42).

Appeals are heard, as and when they arise.

 

 

The Care Tribunal

3rd Floor
Bedford House
16 – 22 Bedford Street
Belfast BT2 7FD

Tel:  028 9072 4893
Fax: 028 9031 3510

Email: tribunalsunit@courtsni.gov.uk


Panel Chairs

Each Care Tribunal consists of a chairman, who is legally qualified and 2 lay panel members who will have knowledge and experience relevant to assist their consideration of a particular case.

Chairs of the Care Tribunal

  • W. Harry Black
  • Diane Drennan

Panel Members

Each Care Tribunal consists of a chairman, who is legally qualified and 2 lay panel members who will have knowledge and experience relevant to assist their consideration of a particular case.

Lay panel members will have experience as follows:

  • services for children or vulnerable adults and in social work;
  • in delivery of services by the HSC Board or a HSC Trust or in education in a school or in an institution within the further education sector and experience in the conduct of disciplinary investigations, or as a member of an Area Child Protection Committee, or similar experience, or experience of taking part in child protection conferences or in child protection review conferences, or similar experience, or in negotiating the conditions of service of employees.
  • in carrying out inspections in education establishments, children’s homes, residential care homes, nursing homes, nursing agencies;
  • managing the provision of health and personal social services; or
  • as a registered nurse or registered medical practitioner who has experience of the provision of health care services.

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Care Tribunal - Lay Panel Members

  • Paul Archer
  • Roberta Brownlee
  • Monica Culbert
  • Fergus Cullen
  • Isobel Elliott-Knox
  • Lynda Eagleson
  • Maureen Ferris
  • Agnes Lunny
  • Harry Murray
  • Patrick McAteer
  • James McCall
  • Mary MacDonnell
  • Christine McLaughlin
  • Mary O’Boyle
  • Kerry O’Halloran
  • Sally O’Kane
  • Malachy O’Loane
  • Arthur Rainey
  • Eileen Thomson

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Decisions

Please click this link to view the decisions of the Care Tribunal

 


 

Contact Us

Secretary to the Care Tribunal:

Mr Mark McClean
Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service
3rd Floor, Bedford House
16-22 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7DS

Tel: 028 9072 4893
E-Mail: Mark.McClean@courtsni.gov.uk 


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