Social Work Watch 2016

branch-squareWednesday 21 September

UNISON is teaming up with Community Care to run the second 'Social Work Watch'. On 21st September we want as many social work staff as possible to take part by filling in a survey to tell us about their day. We will ask them to give details of their caseload on that day, how many hours they worked, what they did, how it made a difference, and the pressures and challenges they faced.

We will use the findings to highlight for the public and policy makers the challenges and pressures social work staff face every day. We will also use it to celebrate the value and importance of the work they do, in spite of the cuts, staff shortages and media hostility.

About the survey

  • The survey is open to qualified social workers and other social work staff who do casework such as social work assistants, family support workers and care managers.·
  • In advance of the Wednesday 21st September UNISON will email details of the initiative to all social work members across the UK for whom we have an e-mail address.·
  • In the meantime, staff can also pre-register and get sent a reminder by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating 'Social Work Watch' reminder (see attached flier for further information).
  • Staff will be asked to fill out the survey at the end of the day on Wednesday 21st September or no later than a couple of days after.·
  • Participants who want to will be entered into a free Community Care prize draw to win an iPad mini.



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