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Cuts forcing social workers to ‘brink of burnout’, says UNISON

Social workers are struggling with heavy caseloads, working longer hours and going without lunch breaks, according to a survey by UNISON and Community Care magazine. Nearly half (48%) of respondents said the volume of cases they were responsible for left them feeling ‘over the limit,’ and more than half (56%) blamed staff shortages for their heavy workload. […]

Article, News on the UNISON South East 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.

Delegates vow to fight against social work privatisation

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

A new tool to help your social worker members

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

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON warns of cuts risk to social work

UNISON warns of damage that cuts to social work in Scotland could do to the vulnerable

Article 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.

How to recruit social workers. A guide for members.

A4 2 sided guide to recruiting social workers including preparation and conversation points.

Media 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.

The truth about the cuts: the social worker

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

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

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.

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.

The truth about the cuts

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

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Social Work, the Courts and the Consequences of Transparency

Report of a UNISON survey of social work practitioners

Media on the UNISON National site.