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 301: About that £500…..& more

UNISON Week 301: About that £500 - Not Just the NHS....Reward all who have fought covid .....& more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

UNISON Week 300 – £500 ‘Bonus’ payment, disability history month and more …

UNISON Week 300 - £500 'Bonus' payment, disability history month and more ... Read our full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Scotland comment on First Minister’s announcement of pro-rata £500 ‘bonus payment’ for NHS and social care staff

Commenting on today’s (Monday) announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, UNISON Scotland regional secretary Mike Kirby said: “We welcome today’s ... Read More

Free webinars: Good social work in a time of Covid

Good social work in a time of Covid – join our free Webinars UNISON Scotland’s Social Work Issues Group has ... Read More

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

Social Work publications

Creating and supporting an informed employer and employee relationship within the self-directed support sector

PA REport Final
SPAEN and UNISONScotland interviewed a small number of people who use direct payments to employ personal assistants and a similar ... Read More

YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK – a guide for Personal Assistants and their Employers

Your Rights at Work
A guide to your basic employment rights when employed as a Personal Assistant and your responsibilities if employing a Personal ... Read More

THE LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2008: SECOND CONSULTATION

THE LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2008: SECOND CONSULTATION
UNISONScotland believes that many of the requirements in the consultation are consistent with good practice. There will be resource implications ... Read More

Charter for care staff employed through ‘direct payments’

Direct Payments
UNISON, Scotland's public service union, announced on 1 May 2007 that it has agreed with a number of key Scottish disabled ... Read More

Asylum: Child’s Welfare Paramount?

Asylum: Child's Welfare Paramount?
First published in 2006, this ground-breaking guidance was designed to provide a framework for ethical practice for UNISON and BASW ... Read More

Report of the 21st Century Social Work Review Briefing No. 136

Changing Lives
March 2006: In the Summer of 2004, the Scottish Parliament commissioned the 21st Century Social Work Review, following a debate ... Read More

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