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)

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

Response to Consultation on the Integration of Health and Social Care Services

UNISON regrets the lateness of this submission to the Policy and Strategy Committee. Unfortunately until the Council news blog of ... Read More

Keeping safe in the workplace

UNISON Scotland has issued a new guide for social work staff on 'Keeping Safe in the Workplace'. This follows one ... Read More

UNISON Scotland: UNISON launches safety guide for social workers

UNISON Scotland: UNISON launches safety guide for social workers: "UNISON Scotland will today (Monday) launch a guide to help social ... Read More

Keeping safe in the workplace

UNISON Scotland has launched a guide to help social workers stay safe in the workplace. The new guide – Keeping Safe in ... Read More

We appreciate your work – even if the council doesn’t

While Edinburgh council workers struggle through the snow to deliver essential services, the best the Council's Head of HR can ... Read More

Helping People Change Their Lives

A Social Work Manifesto for UNISON and BASW members in Scotland. UNISON & BASW welcome the positive steps taken in ... Read More