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

Local government workers facing coronavirus risks and pressures

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July

Article on the UNISON National site.

Social workers in England – speak up now

Have your say on changes to social work registration

Article on the UNISON National site.

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.”

Article, P.S data on the UNISON National site.

‘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

Social workers say no to national assessment scheme

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

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

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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.”

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

UNISON member awarded MBE

Former social worker honoured by the Queen

Article, News on the UNISON National site.