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Nursery campaigners meet minister to call for better funding

Salford UNISON, parents and mayor put the case to Nadhim Zahawi

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Funding cuts threaten nursery schools, unions warn Greening

UNISON joins fellow unions, charities and others involved in early years education to sign open letter

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Childcare changes could put children at risk, warns UNISON

Childcare workers will be stretched beyond reasonable limits if government increases number of children they can look after

Article on the UNISON National site.

Redundancies bombshell for Norfolk Children’s Services

Staff working for Norfolk County Council Children’s Services have been told that a budget cut of £4m could result in between 40 and 80 people being made redundant. Rumours about potential redundancies had been circulating for some time and senior steward Dave Lambert had tried to find out the truth. But despite a longstanding informal […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

UNISON welcomes West Sussex jobs move

UNISON has welcomed the decision to “insource” admin jobs at the West Sussex multi-agency safeguarding hub that deals with children and young people. Administration at the hub is currently covered by a county council contract with Capita. But now the council says it is bringing the admin jobs under direct management because “vulnerable children are […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

UNISON makes call for proper careers advice in England and Wales

As young people face the prospect of having to rethink their career plans, the unions says 15 days training isn’t enough to help them

Article on the UNISON National site.

Social workers reject government reforms as unsafe, says UNISON

Government plans to reform the delivery of children’s social care have been overwhelmingly rejected by practising social workers in a new report published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON says the proposals could prove dangerous for children and fail to tackle any of the fundamental problems social workers deal with on a daily basis. UNISON says […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Social work bill ‘does nothing to address the real problems’

UNISON joins professional associations and academic bodies to condemn plans to give ministers control over social work regulation in England

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Finding a role in the union

Debbie Silvester joined a UNISON campaign to protect her pay – and found more to the union than she’d expected

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Help a million children get the free school meals they need

UNISON backs Children’s Society campaign against changes to free school meal eligibility in England which could stop up to one million children qualifying

Article on the UNISON National site.

Nursery funding campaign goes to Westminster

Salford campaigners to the fore in launching national funding for nurseries campaign at Parliament on 25 April

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes West Sussex jobs move

Council brings safeguarding jobs back in house, citing fears that children are at risk because privatised contract delivers too few assessments

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Plans to let councils opt out of legal duties to children dropped

UNISON welcomes government move after months of campaigning on Children and Social Work Bill (England)

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

School Support Staff seminar 2019

Date
9 May 2019 9:00am–3:00pm
Location
Novotel Sheffield Centre Hotel 50 Arundel Gate Sheffield S1 2PR

School support staff seminar providing an opportunity to attend a wide range of workshops and networking opportunities School support staff seminar 2019 Discounted rate for young members. Outcome

Event on the UNISON National site.

Keeping statutory duties for children the right move, says UNISON

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Ill-conceived government plans to remove statutory duties protecting children should never have been put forward. “Social workers recognised the danger of removing decades of child protection law, it’s a pity ministers didn’t bother to ask them about the risks posed by the proposals. “The Lords have seen sense and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.