Social Work Publications and Submissions

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
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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