Social Work Publications and Submissions

Professional Services Bulletin

Important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies

Important information for UNISON members who are registered professional members of any of the health and social care professional regulatory ... Read More
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Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

The Scottish Government is consulting about a new approach to workforce planning in health and social care. In UNISON Scotland's ... Read More
Dave Watson

Dave Watson promotes Ethical Care Charter at Lib Dem conference

UNISON's Dave Watson has been promoting our Ethical Care Charter at the Lib Dem Party Conference in Perth. He has just spoken at ... Read More
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Briefing 084 Bargaining – Health and Social Care Delivery Plan – January 2017

KEY POINTS: • A major shift of treatment into community settings is planned • Some services and treatments will be ... Read More

Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

Ten years on from UNISON Scotland and BASW Scotland’s  first ever guide for social workers on ethical working with asylum ... Read More
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A Social Security System for Scotland – submission to Scottish Government Oct 2016

The UNISON Scotland submission to the Scottish Government Consultation on a Social Security System for Scotland Oct 2016  UNISON represents ... Read More
We Care Do You? Care workers survey

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be ... Read More
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Do you work in social work or social care? If so, Join UNISON

This leaflet has been produced by UNISON Scotland organise a Social Work Issues Group (SWIG) - it's hoped it can ... Read More
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Briefing 076 Bargaining – Pay – May 2016

KEY POINTS: Pay in Scotland has fallen 12% in real terms since 2011 If it has risen in line with ... Read More
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Social Care in Scotland

Social care in Scotland is in crisis! The provision of social care has changed rapidly over the last 20 years, ... Read More
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Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016

Briefing No 75 - Procurement: New statutory guidance - April 2016 Key Points: The Scottish Government has published a 'suite' ... Read More

Briefing 072 Bargaining: Buurtzorg Care Model – Jan 2016

 Briefing 072 Bargaining: Buurtzorg Care Model - Jan 2016 Applying the Buurtzorg care model in Scotland Introduction Buurtzorg is a ... Read More
Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

KEY POINTS: The Ethical Care Charter was developed to provide a better quality and dignified care service This should be ... Read More
Briefing 69: Extending the Scottish Living Wage through procurement - updated - Nov 2015

Briefing 69: Extending the Scottish Living Wage through procurement – updated – Nov 2015

b069_BargainingBrief_LivingWage+Procurement_Nov2015 KEY POINTS: The Scottish Living Wage should be extended to all delivering public services. Social care is a key ... Read More
Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 2015

UNISON Scotland responded to the consultation on “Redesigning the Community Justice System” in April 2013 in which we supported Option ... Read More

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