A Social Work manifesto for UNISON and BASW members in Scotland

UNISON & BASW welcome the positive steps taken in Scotland to address the problems in Social Work in the past few years.These include :

  • The 21st Century Review and the Changing Lives Report.
  • The regulatory framework including registration of staff and inspection of services.
  • The lifelong approach that includes the new training programmes and continuing professional development for all social services staff.
  • The right of people who use services to expect dignity and social justice within the social services.

However there is still much to be done and this manifesto highlights some of the key issues to be tackled if we are to implement Changing Lives. It is based on views collated from frontline staff within all sectors of the social services workforce.

Published : 30th June 2009*

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* Although BASW has prepared the information contained within Social Work Knowledge with all due care and updates the information regularly, BASW does not warrant or represent that the information is free from errors or omission. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. The information may change without notice and BASW is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user.