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.

UNISON welcomes decision by social care charity to pay Scottish Living Wage and says more must follow

UNISON Scotland, the union for care workers, has welcomed today’s (Tuesday) announcement by Quarriers that it will pay all staff ... Read More

UNISON welcomes Scottish Government’s Personal Protection Equipment Taskforce

UNISON has today (Friday) secured agreement from the Scottish government to create a PPE taskforce which aims to address the ... Read More

CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Working together to fight Coronavirus

ALL MEMBERS: UNISON is proud of the response from our members, your resilience and determination to do what we do ... Read More

Social Work publications

Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

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This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ... Read More

Briefing 114 – Living Wage in Adult Social Care

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The uprated Scottish Living Wage should be paid to all workers in adult social care who are employed via contracts ... Read More

Save from harm – UNISON Scotland survey of social work teams

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This is a survey of staff working in social work teams. As well as social workers and social work assistants/support ... Read More

CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

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There is no doubt that the needs of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not being ... Read More

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

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