Ministers mustn’t forget important workers delivering essential services, says UNISON

Local government workers facing coronavirus risks and pressures

UNISON welcomes new social work regulator in England

The union has been working with Social Work England on its development, but stresses that UNISON itself provides specialist representation for social workers

Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July

Social workers in England – speak up now

Have your say on changes to social work registration

Social workers are overworked but the data is hiding it

“Children and family social work has always been a challenging and busy field, however after 20 years I feel I can say that I have never seen things this bad.”

‘I think we should have more social workers in politics’

Labour’s shadow minister for children and families talks about the problems facing social workers

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Social workers say no to national assessment scheme

Union’s local government conference hears call to boycott government’s controversial new scheme

LGA survey shows social workers are struggling to cope

The government must give councils the cash they need to recruit more child protection staff and keep all children safe

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