Challenge High Caseloads in Children’s Social Care

Caseloads for many Social Workers in Children’s Social Care are far too high. UNISON has formally requested management to agree maximum workload levels with the union. Whilst we await further dialogue UNISON has drafted a ‘Caseload Notification’ form for you to use if you wish to register the fact that your caseload is too high.Caseload Notification
The Director has stated that social workers should ideally have 18 children allocated to them at any one time. In the latest report shared with the unions 71 social workers had more than 18 children with one worker having 41 children allocated to them!
We urge workers to use the attached form in any supervision and to send a copy to the UNISON Office at West Bromwich Town Hall or email to

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