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.

Ethical Care CharterUNISON’s Ethical Care Charter for Home Care Services
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Social Work News

UNISON slams plans for huge rises in fees for social care staff as a ‘tax on compassion’

UNISON, Scotland’s largest public service union, has hit out after an announcement by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to ...

North Ayrshire Council sign up to Ethical Care Pledge is great news, say UNISON

North Ayrshire Council has adopted UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, to ensure the delivery of high standards in homecare and better ...

Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

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

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be ...

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

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

Growing pains, a survey of youth workers

This survey is part of UNISON Scotland’s Damage series: a set of surveys looking at the impact of the ‘Age ...

Social work in Scotland 2016 – on the edge

UNISON Scotland Social Work statement for World Social Work Day. The social work and social care workforce in Scotland may ...

Scotland must recognise the poor state of social work, says UNISON

UNISON is calling for political parties to agree to allocate more resources for social work and social care workers. This call is ...

More Social Work News

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

KEY POINTS: • A major shift of treatment into community settings is planned • Some services and treatments will be ... Read More
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Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

Ten years on from UNISON Scotland and BASW Scotland’s  first ever guide for social workers on ethical working with asylum ... Read More
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A Social Security System for Scotland – submission to Scottish Government Oct 2016

The UNISON Scotland submission to the Scottish Government Consultation on a Social Security System for Scotland Oct 2016  UNISON represents ... Read More
We Care Do You? Care workers survey

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be ... Read More
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Do you work in social work or social care? If so, Join UNISON

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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Briefing 076 Bargaining – Pay – May 2016

KEY POINTS: Pay in Scotland has fallen 12% in real terms since 2011 If it has risen in line with ... Read More
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Social Care in Scotland

Social care in Scotland is in crisis! The provision of social care has changed rapidly over the last 20 years, ... Read More
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Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016

Briefing No 75 - Procurement: New statutory guidance - April 2016 Key Points: The Scottish Government has published a 'suite' ... Read More
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Briefing 072 Bargaining: Buurtzorg Care Model – Jan 2016

 Briefing 072 Bargaining: Buurtzorg Care Model - Jan 2016 Applying the Buurtzorg care model in Scotland Introduction Buurtzorg is a ... Read More

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

KEY POINTS: The Ethical Care Charter was developed to provide a better quality and dignified care service This should be ... Read More

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