Social Work Publications and Submissions

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
Keeping safe in the workplace

Keeping Safe in the Workplace

UNISON Scotland has launched a guide to help social workers stay safe in the workplace. The new guide – Keeping Safe in ... Read More
Care Integration statement

Care Integration statement

This statement covers UNISON Scotland’s initial response to proposals for the integration of care services in Scotland either through a ... Read More
A Strategy for Self Directed Support

A Strategy for Self Directed Support

UNISON Scotland is committed to the principle of the right to independent living for all care users. We therefore welcome ... Read More
Social Care Procurement Guidelines

Social Care Procurement Guidelines

UNISON Scotland welcomes the publication of Guidelines on social care procurement and can support some aspects of them. However, we ... Read More
Children's Hearings (Scotland) Bill Response

Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill Response

UNISON Scotland wants to commend the consultation process which has taken place in the period since the last Draft Bill ... Read More
Draft Children's Hearings (Scotland) Bill Response

Draft Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill Response

UNISON Scotland has serious concerns at the effects this Draft Bill would have on our members’ ability to protect children ... Read More
Social Work Manifesto

Helping People Change Their Lives

A Social Work Manifesto for UNISON and BASW members in Scotland. UNISON & BASW welcome the positive steps taken in ... Read More
PA REport Final

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

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

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

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
Direct Payments

Charter for care staff employed through ‘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

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