Social Work Publications and Submissions

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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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Briefing 121 – National Care Service Bill: Verdict of Social Work Staff

This briefing looks at the results of UNISON's survey of social work members in which we asked for their views ... Read More
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National Care Service Bill: the Verdict from Social Work Staff

The National Care Service Bill proposes the biggest change to social work services in over 50 years. It transfers statutory ... Read More
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UNISON Week 343 – NHS and social care in crisis and more

UNISON Week 343 - NHS and social care in crisisand more ... Read full newsletter here ... Read More
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Briefing for UNISON Members: Pensions and the NCS Bill

This briefing is for UNISON members who work in social care and social work. It explains what the National Care ... Read More
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Staff Pensions and the National Care Service

The creation of a National Care Service could mean around 75,000 council employed social care and social work staff transferring ... Read More
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National Care Service Bill – A brief guide

The Scottish Parliament is currently considering the National Care Service (Scotland Bill). UNISON Scotland has prepared a short guide to ... Read More
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Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

This is the UNISON Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's Call for Views as ... Read More

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