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

UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

Ethical Care Charter
A number of reports from client organisations, consumer groups, and homecare providers have recently been produced which  have been highly ... Read More

Integration of Care in Social Care in Social Care in Scotland

Integration of Care in Social Care in Social Care in Scotland
UNISON Scotland members have been involved in various proposals for the integration of health and care services since the late1990s ... Read More

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill
UNISON Scotland has supported the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) since its inception and we believe ... Read More

Looked after children response

Looked after children response
UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing approximately 160,000 members working in the public sector.   UNISON Scotland represents over 30,000 ... Read More

Manifesto for Social Work

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Every day we all use the services provided by local government. Many people don’t even notice them: we take them ... Read More

Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill

Social Care (Self Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill
UNISON Scotland acknowledges that certain groups of service users, particularly physically disabled people, view direct payments and personalisation as a ... Read More

Mental Health Strategy 2012 – 2015

Mental Health Strategy 2012 - 2015
UNISON acknowledges the work that the current Scottish Government and previous administrations have undertaken to tackle the challenges that mental ... Read More

Care Integration Comments to Health & Sport Committee

Care Integration Comments to Health & Sport Committee
We understand that at present the Government intends to integrate health and social care primarily through legislation to replace Community ... Read More

Inquiry into regulation of care for older people

Inquiry into regulation of care for older people
UNISON Scotland believes a major mistake in the provision care of the elderly was to allow profit to be part ... Read More

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge, Understanding and Values for the Children’s Workforce

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge, Understanding and Values for the Children’s Workforce
UNISON Scotland supports the introduction of a common core in principle. We are, however unclear about what exactly the common ... Read More

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