Office of Social Services (Northern Ireland)

Sean Holland
Welcome to the Web Pages of the Office of Social Services (OSS).
As Chief Social Services Officer of Social Services (CSSO), Sean Holland leads a team which supports Ministers, the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), other Government Departments and agencies working in the field of social care.
The OSS work with others to ensure that social work and social care services are responsive to the needs of the population in Northern Ireland and are of the highest standards in keeping with the resources available.

Accountability

As well as responsiblity for the OSS, the CSSO carries lead executive responsibility for family policy, child care policy, social services training policy and standards and the discharge of social services statutory functions.  He accounts directly for these responsibilities to Ministers (including the Children's Minister) and the DHSSPS Departmental Board.
Additionally, the CSSO has responsibility to advise the Criminal Justice Directorate of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) with regard to social care policy and other Government Departments as and when required.
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Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
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C5.20
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Stormont
Belfast
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The main switchboard telephone number is 028 90520500.
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