Social Work

UNISON represents over 3,000 Social Work staff in the City of Edinburgh Council and a range of voluntary and independent organisations. Staff include Social Workers, Residential and Day Care Staff, Early Years staff, Home Care staff, Community Service, admin and clerical and a range of other staff delivering social work services.

UNISON Scotland has extensive resource pages for Social Work including UNISON submissions, links to other organisations, sites offering professional databases, updated research, Scottish Government issues and registration. Click here to visit. NOTE: Important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies

Selected Archive News (see more on the archive website)

Adopt the Residential Care Charter

Commissioning authorities and employers are being urged to adopt UNISON's Residential Care Charter. Residential care workers across the UK came ... Read More

Budget: We don’t get to say ‘no cuts’ in the consultation

UNISON response to Edinburgh budget proposals: The prospect of £140m of cuts over the next five years, added to the ... Read More

Social Care in Edinburgh – UNISON response

UNISON response to council leader’s statement regarding social care provision in Edinburgh. UNISON City of Edinburgh is relieved that the ... Read More

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Inspection response

Many of the issues raised in the inspection published today mirror issues raised by UNISON over recent months and years, ... Read More

Survey – Mental Health Issues in the Practice Teams. October 2016

Health & Social Care Departmental sickness figures had been presented to the trade unions for the previous few years, and ... Read More

Health and Social Care organisational review

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE ORGANISATIONAL REVIEW As you may know by now, the Health & Social Care department is undergoing ... Read More

UNISON welcomes decision in Edinburgh social work contempt of court case

UNISON Scotland today welcomed the decision by the Court of Session that the conduct of social workers in Edinburgh City ... Read More

Supervision and Workload Management

This updated paper by social work practitioners in UNISON Scotland’s Social Work Issues Group is co-written by UNISON Edinburgh's John ... Read More

Care home briefing on 12 hour rotas

Care Home management have issued 90 day notices in respect of the service-wide implementation of 12 hour rotas. This follows ... Read More

UNISON Statement on Edinburgh Social Work Staffing Inquiry

UNISON welcomes the conclusions of the internal staffing inquiry that no member of staff should face disciplinary action as a ... Read More

Contempt of court ruling on Edinburgh social workers – UNISON response

UNISON is calling for an urgent legislative review following a contempt case verdict at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Monday) which ... Read More

Putting the dignity (and radicalism) back into social care

A UNISON seminar of members working in social care and home care has called for dignity for service users and ... Read More
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