Tuesday 20 June 2023
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Vulnerable children will be affected if adoption agency staff lose jobs, says UNISON
Twenty social workers who deal with adoptions are facing redundancy after their employer Coram announced staff cuts, says UNISON today (Tuesday)
The job losses will have a detrimental impact on vulnerable children who need new homes and the families who need support both during and after the adoption process, the union says.
Staff at the adoption agency likely to be affected by the cuts perform critical roles. They include placing children with complex needs, and those with a background of neglect or abuse, with new families.
UNISON London regional organiser Ezequiel Kramer said: “Cutting jobs for social workers reduces the support available for some of the most vulnerable children in society, as well as the families who can give them a new start in life.
“It’s also a cruel blow to dedicated staff who face losing the jobs they love in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis.
“Coram has the resources to avoid these cuts. It can and should do better. The agency must work with the union to find ways to avoid these redundancies.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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