Social Work Publications and Submissions

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Briefing 140 – National Social Work Agency Update

This briefing sets out the current proposals for a National Social Work Agency. These plans are still under discussion and ... Read More
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Briefing 139 – National Care Service: Revised Government Plans

The Scottish Government has radically revised its plans for a National Care Service.   This follows negotiations with COSLA and the ... Read More
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Bargaining Briefing 135 – Regrading Hints & Tips for Social Work Paraprofessionals

This briefing produce by UNISON's Social Work Issues Group provides Social Work Assistants, Family Support Workers and other paraprofessional staff ... Read More
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Towards a REAL National Care Service – Summary Report

This is the Summary of a report commissioned by UNISON Scotland from APSE, the Association for Public Service Excellence and ... Read More
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Towards a REAL National Care Service for Scotland – Full Report

With the National Care Service Bill in tatters, this timely report makes a compelling case for the direct public delivery ... Read More
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e brief – Update on the National Care Service Bill October 2023

Since its introduction in June 2022, UNISON has campaigned for the National Care Service Bill to be withdrawn. We want ... Read More
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e brief – SSSC Consultation on Proposed Register Changes

The Scottish Social Services Council is consulting on 3 changes it wishes to make to the Register. These changes affect ... Read More
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Briefing 131 – Consultation on Safe Staffing Statutory Guidance: Care Services

The Scottish Government is consulting on its draft Statutory Guidance for safe staffing in health and care. The Health and ... Read More
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Winter preparedness – response to Health, Social Care & Sport Committee

This is UNISON Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s call for evidence[1] for the ... Read More
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Survey Report on Social Work Paraprofessionals

Our survey confirms that social work paraprofessionals are increasingly carrying out the roles of qualified social workers but without the ... Read More
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Briefing 126 – Local Government Overview Report 2023

This briefing is on the May 2023 Audit Scotland Local Government Overview report for the Accounts Commission. The report looks ... Read More
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Briefing 125 – Occupational Therapists and a National Social Work Agency

This briefing is about the intended remit of the proposed National Social Work Agency. This remit includes workforce matters and ... Read More
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Briefing 124 – A National Social Work Agency

The Scottish Government proposes to create a National Social Work Agency. It would sit within government as part of a ... Read More
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Briefing – National Care Service Stage 1 Committee conclusions.

Holyrood Committees have been looking at the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill ahead  of the Stage 1 vote on the ... Read More

Scotland’s National Care Service Bill – social work webinar

The proposals by Scottish Government for a National Care Service are heading towards the Bill's first reading in March. UNISON ... Read More

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