Care Reform

The second of UNISON Scotland’s briefings on the issues around care reform is now on line.

The care reforms being consulted on by the Scottish Government could impact on a wide range of sectors and services. As such it is important that there is engagement across UNISON with these proposals.   

 Care Futures will be a series of briefings that will provide UNISON Scotland branches and members with information to help discuss and develop UNISON’s approach to the reform of care.

This second edition looks at what Fair work would mean in a National Care Service

The briefing is attached or can be accessed on the UNISON Scotland website.

Bargaining and Campaigns – e-breifing

The Promise – the report of the Independent Care Review

Change programme

The Independent Care Review promised a ‘root and branch’ review of the care system for looked after children, driven by those with experience of it. Its report, called The Promise published in February 2020 makes commitments to children and young people which it aims to deliver by 2030. The Care Review wants to transform the whole system so that the primary purpose is changed from protecting against harm to “protecting all safe, loving respectfulrelationships”. Read more..

Lunchtime Webinar – Good Social Work in the time of Covid 19

June 9th 1.00pm to 2.00pm FREE EVENT

This is the sixth in our lunchtime webinar series that examines current issues in social work practice in Scotland from a critical and radical perspective.

On June 9th 1.00pm to 2.00pm we will explore themes for social workers and students in Scotland relating to good practice in a safe environment – lessons learned from Covid-19. 

The pandemic has witnessed the best of creative practice but also exposed issues relating to worker safety, isolation and support.  Its been a tough year for everyone. Our speakers are: Gillian Ferguson, Learning & Development Advisor from the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council), Lindsay McLaughlin, children and family social worker North Ayrshire Council, and a Unison speaker from Scotland’s Social Work Issues Group.  The speakers will leave time for questions and answers. Please join us and register today!

The event will take place through Microsoft Teams and the link will be sent out to all who register.

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