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

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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