Social care staff code of conduct

UNISON, the UK’s largest union representing social care staff, today

welcomed the draft codes of conduct for nationally agreed standards for

social care workers calling them a “step in the right direction”.

UNISON Head of Social Care Staff, Owen Davies (email, said :

“Despite the crucial and valuable work of social care staff they continue to

have low status and are grossly undervalued in the current system. These

draft codes of conduct should play an important part in improving the

standing and professionalism of all those working in social care and we

welcome them as a step in the right direction.

“However, in order to live up to these proposed standards you need proper

training and you can’t get a well qualified, quality workforce on the cheap.

“We now need to study the draft carefully and consult with our members on

any changes or additions we would like to see incorporated.”