Social Work Publications and Submissions

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
Carers (Scotland) Bill

Carers (Scotland) Bill

UNISON members are well aware of the difficulties faced by carers who struggle to look after older, disabled or ill ... Read More
e-briefing Social work and contempt of court update

e-briefing Social work and contempt of court update

On 16 December 2013 two social workers employed by City of Edinburgh Council were found guilty of contempt of court ... Read More
Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services

Statutory Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care Services

UNISON Scotland’s Submission to the Scottish Government on its Consultation on Proposals to Introduce a Statutory Duty of Candour for ... Read More
Supervision and Workload Management

Supervision and Workload Management

This updated paper by social work practitioners in UNISON Scotland's Social Work Issues Group is designed as a tool for ... Read More
Voices from the sharp end

Voices from the sharp end

We undertook a survey of health and local authority social work staff to find out their views on current proposals ... Read More
e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

The principles of health and care integration are set out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. However, the ... Read More
Commission for the provision of Quality Care in Scotland

Commission for the provision of Quality Care in Scotland

UNISON Scotland has long campaigned for the quality of social care to be raised.  We have been involved formally in ... Read More
Future Model for Community Justice in Scotland response

Future Model for Community Justice in Scotland response

UNISON Scotland responded to the consultation on "Redesigning the Community Justice System" in April 2013 in which we supported Option ... Read More
Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act – Set 2 response

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act – Set 2 response

There appears to be total disregard for the Staff Governance Standard within the document and there was an expectation that ... Read More
Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act Set 1 response

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act Set 1 response

As far as we can see there is nothing in these regulations that refer to the Chief Officer of the ... Read More
Briefing 55: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 2

Briefing 55: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 2

KEY POINTS: These regulations (set 2) implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe which ... Read More
Briefing 53: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 1

Briefing 53: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 1

KEY POINTS: These regulations implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe what information must ... Read More
Time to Care

Scotland: It’s time to care

The shocking reality of Scotland's care services The care of older people in Scotland is a national disgrace. Our care ... Read More

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