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Save from harm – UNISON Scotland survey of social work teams

This is a survey of staff working in social work teams. As well as social workers and social work assistants/support

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Local Government News Public Works Social Work UNISON Week

UNISON Scotland Newsletter No: 249

  Our weekly newsletter covering the Scottish Parliament Debate on Carers, Local Government Benchmarking, Year of the Young Worker and

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News Social Work

Registered with SSSC? – Don’t leave it too late to join UNISON

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Newsletter has reminded people “Don’t leave it too late to join a union” as

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Social Work

IRISS account of asylum seeker’s social work experience is sobering experience

IRISS have published an account of an asylum seeker’s social work experience in Glasgow – sobering reading! https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/case-studies/no-recourse-public-funds-olivias-story   Sadly

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News Social Work Social Work Publications

Serco evictions condemned: Herald letter from UNISON, SASW and academics

We note with serious concern Serco’s stated intent to evict up to 300 people who have been told they cannot

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Briefings Community Social Work

Quality Social Care Procurement

Our latest briefing looks at the practice of social care procurement. There has been some progress since our 2017 survey,

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Conference Local Government Social Work

Social workers must reject role of agents of state and stand up for ethical practice

Activists who attended Sunday’s lunchtime fringe meeting “Social work against the state attack on asylum and refuge” heard powerful presentations

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Social Work

Resist introduction of CONNECT tool

UNISON have established that the ‘CONNECT’ tool is being used by Council social work staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow when

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Social Work Uncategorized

Should Social Workers Be Part of the Immigration System and Border Control?

UNISON along with SASW and refugee support organisations are concerned at reports from England that social workers are being asked

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Social Work Social Work Publications

Refuge and Asylum in Scotland – a guide for members

Asylum seekers in Scotland do not get the support services they are entitle to because of inadequate support for social

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