The government recently introduced a new Children and Social Work Bill. It is now working its way through parliament.
This new piece of legislation will have far-reaching consequences for all social workers, not just children and family social workers.
UNISON recently attended a joint meeting with the other main social work organisations, such as the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and the Social Work Action Network (SWAN), to explore how we can work together to effectively oppose this Bill.
It was agreed that we would issue a joint statement setting out our shared concerns about the Bill. We have now released the joint statement which is attached below.
All UNISON West Sussex members working in social care should read this information as soon as possible.
Read the statement Joint statement on Children and Social Work Bill here.