Unpaid social care students ‘not eligible for Covid life assurance payout’, union claims

Fiona Simpson
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Concerns have been raised over thousands of students, including those training to be children's social workers, carrying out unpaid placements who are not covered by the £60,000 lump sum life assurance if they die of Covid-19.

Social work students on unpaid placements are not eligible for the payout, according to Unite. Picture: Adobe Stock
Social work students on unpaid placements are not eligible for the payout, according to Unite. Picture: Adobe Stock

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