Social Work

PublicationsSupporting Scotland’s Social Work Services Workforce: UNISON is by far the largest union representing most Social Work and Social Care staff in Scotland. We represent Social Workers in all specialisms, residential workers, social care workers, OTs, home care staff and professional, admin and clerical support staff. We have a Social Work Issues Group (SWIG) with reps from branches across Scotland, specifically addressing Social Work issues. See also important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies.

Social Work publications

Serco evictions condemned: Herald letter from UNISON, SASW and academics

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We note with serious concern Serco’s stated intent to evict up to 300 people who have been told they cannot ... Read More

Refuge and Asylum in Scotland – a guide for members

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Asylum seekers in Scotland do not get the support services they are entitle to because of inadequate support for social ... Read More

Important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies

Professional Services Bulletin
Important information for UNISON members who are registered professional members of any of the health and social care professional regulatory ... Read More

Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

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The Scottish Government is consulting about a new approach to workforce planning in health and social care. In UNISON Scotland's ... Read More

Dave Watson promotes Ethical Care Charter at Lib Dem conference

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UNISON's Dave Watson has been promoting our Ethical Care Charter at the Lib Dem Party Conference in Perth. He has just spoken at ... Read More

Briefing 084 Bargaining – Health and Social Care Delivery Plan – January 2017

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KEY POINTS: • A major shift of treatment into community settings is planned • Some services and treatments will be ... Read More

Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

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Ten years on from UNISON Scotland and BASW Scotland’s  first ever guide for social workers on ethical working with asylum ... Read More

A Social Security System for Scotland – submission to Scottish Government Oct 2016

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The UNISON Scotland submission to the Scottish Government Consultation on a Social Security System for Scotland Oct 2016  UNISON represents ... Read More

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

We Care Do You? Care workers survey
Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be ... Read More

Do you work in social work or social care? If so, Join UNISON

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This leaflet has been produced by UNISON Scotland organise a Social Work Issues Group (SWIG) - it's hoped it can ... Read More

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