Social Work Publications and Submissions

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
Time to Care

Scotland: It’s 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
Ethical Care Charter

UNISON’s 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
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Manifesto for Social Work

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

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