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.

News and updates

Contempt of court ruling on Edinburgh social workers

Date: Monday 16 December 2013 UNISON is calling for an urgent legislative review following a contempt case verdict at Edinburgh ... Read More

Health and care integration delivered by people not robots

Date: Friday 13 September 2013 UNISON, Scotland's largest public sector union will today argue that if health and care integration ... Read More

Union project offers personal assistants and support workers training and employment rights advice

Date: Fri 16 August 2013 The public services union UNISON has launched a project in Inverclyde offering networking, advice and ... Read More

Scots councils urged to ditch ‘care on the cheap’ 15 minute home visits

Date: Thursday 1 August 2013 UNISON Scotland today hit out at Scottish councils over commissioning 15 minute home care visits ... Read More

UNISON warns social work standards are at risk from austerity cuts

Date: Wed 12 June 2013 Social workers meeting in Glasgow today (Wed) warned that managers and the Scottish Government must ... Read More

New union project offers personal assistants training and employment rights advice

Date: Wed 22 May 2013 New union project offers personal assistants training and employment rights advice The public services union ... Read More

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