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)

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

Asylum: Child’s Welfare Paramount?

First published in 2006, this ground-breaking guidance was designed to provide a framework for ethical practice for UNISON and BASW ... Read More

Updated Report on the O’Brien Inquiry

Inquiry - General Comments 1.      Introduction 1.1. This response updates UNISON's interim response of December 2003. Much of the content is ... Read More

Submission to City of Edinburgh Council on O’Brien Inquiry

John Stevenson, Branch Secretary, UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch Let me say first that it is with immense sadness that ... Read More