revisions to the codes of practice for social care workers and employers,
particularly a re-balancing of the duties of employers and workers.
responsibility had fallen unfairly heavily on the workers.
Unison today also welcomed the clause that it will be the duty of employers
to have 'systems in place to enable social care workers to report inadequate
resources or operational difficulties which might impede the delivery of
Unison senior national officer, Owen Davies said:
'We know that many members have serious anxieties about the way that the
councils will operate and, in particular, the danger that the
de-registration process will be abused as another way to attack overworked
social care staff trying to do their best in difficult circumstances.
'We are involved in talks with the councils to try to ensure that the system
is developed in a way that commands the confidence of the workforce as well
as that of service users.'