South Gloucestershire social workers strike over pay

Staff say “market forces” supplement should be applied across the board

Major investment needed to tackle a social work system in crisis

Significant changes needed to give proper support instead of ‘firefighting’

Government must show commitment to social worker reform, says UNISON

Career development and pay proposals must be properly funded

Have your say on how Social Work England regulates social workers

UNISON encourages social workers to complete a short survey to feed back on the government’s positions, before 6 May

Nominate your social workers of the year

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 23 July

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