Social workers speak out

“We see more and more families coming into our remit because of these environmental factors. You can’t deny the link between austerity and people’s lives getting harder and harder.”

UNISON member awarded MBE

Former social worker honoured by the Queen

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)

Social work reform survey report

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 […]

UNISON backs petition to protect children’s care rights in England

Members and the public are urged to back the call to ‘protect the rights of vulnerable children and care leavers’ from plans in new bill

Social Work Watch set to snap the state of the profession

Work in social care? Please fill in our survey describing their work day on 21 September

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

professional registration

Social workers need clear support to handle stress and workload

UNISON welcomes report from University of East Anglia on ’emotional intelligence and burnout’ in child and family social work

Delegates vow to fight against social work privatisation

Delegates queue up to reveal the scale of the crisis affecting a vital service

The truth about the cuts

UNISON members describe how cuts to services are affecting both themselves and the people in their care

The truth about the cuts: the social worker

UNISON members reveal how cuts in services affect both them and the people in their care

A great new tool to help social worker members

Excessive workload for social workers is a long-running problem, which has worsened considerably as the cuts bite

Nominations are open for the social worker of the year awards

UNISON sponsoring the student social worker category in the social worker of the year awards

A new tool to help your social worker members

Excessive workload for social workers a long-running problem, worsening as cuts bite

The singing social worker

Singing sensation Siobhán Patton on the day job that moves her to tears