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 Week 292 – No Going Back to Normal campaign & more …

UNISON Week 292 - No Going Back to Normal,  our response to the Future of Social Care and more ... Read More

No Going Back to Normal

OUR KEY WORKERS DESERVE BETTER Thousands of key workers died during the pandemic looking after us. In the public services ... Read More

No Going Back to Normal

Add your name to our letter and tell the UK government there's no going back to normal. Click here to ... Read More

Social Work publications

Voices from the sharp end

Voices from the sharp end
We undertook a survey of health and local authority social work staff to find out their views on current proposals ... Read More

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations
The principles of health and care integration are set out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. However, the ... Read More

Commission for the provision of Quality Care in Scotland

Commission for the provision of Quality Care in Scotland
UNISON Scotland has long campaigned for the quality of social care to be raised.  We have been involved formally in ... Read More

Future Model for Community Justice in Scotland response

Future Model for Community Justice in Scotland response
UNISON Scotland responded to the consultation on "Redesigning the Community Justice System" in April 2013 in which we supported Option ... Read More

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act – Set 2 response

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act – Set 2 response
There appears to be total disregard for the Staff Governance Standard within the document and there was an expectation that ... Read More

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act Set 1 response

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act Set 1 response
As far as we can see there is nothing in these regulations that refer to the Chief Officer of the ... Read More

Briefing 55: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 2

Briefing 55: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 2
KEY POINTS: These regulations (set 2) implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe which ... Read More

Briefing 53: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 1

Briefing 53: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 1
KEY POINTS: These regulations implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe what information must ... Read More

Scotland: It’s time to care

Time to Care
The shocking reality of Scotland's care services The care of older people in Scotland is a national disgrace. Our care ... Read More

Online response to SSSC fitness to practice proposed changes

Online response to SSSC fitness to practice proposed changes
1.   The "fitness to practise" criteria is very vague and it is not clear to us what objective standards the ... Read More
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