Social Work Requirment

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Catherine Rogerson

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

We would like to establish some information regarding contract of supply for agency labour staff in both children’s and adult’s services and we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions for us:

1. What I would like to know is a list of ALL of the INDIVIDUAL TEAMS and AREAS within Children's and Young Peoples social Service’s and the names of Team Managers, Service Managers and Social Workers

2. What I would like to know is a list of ALL of the INDIVIDUAL TEAMS and AREAS within Adults social Service’s and
the names of Team Managers, Service Managers and Social Workers

3. How much temporary agency labour spend has there been in the Authority outside of the temporary agency labour contract from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015? (please state figure for Children’s and Adults services)

4. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Children’s Services in March 2015?

5. How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed across Adults Services in March 2015?

6. Can you tell me how you procure your temporary agency staff, is this through a managed vendor service and if so who?

7. Can you tell me the amount of £ agency spend there has been outside of the above procured service.

8. Can you tell me the departments within Social Services that have had off contract agency spend.

9. Can you provide an organisation chart of children’s services

10. Can you provide an organisation chart of adults services

Yours faithfully,

Catherine Rogerson

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Case Reference: 101003127958

Dear Ms Rogerson

Thank you for your email of 18 June 2015 regarding social work recruitment.

It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it.

If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact FOIWEST. It would be helpful if you could quote the log number.

Yours sincerely

Ruth Winson
Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Ms Rogerson

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 18 June 2015 which has
been logged as 3127958 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I can confirm that Cheshire West and Chester hold
information relating to your request. For clarity I have reproduced your
questions and appended the answer beneath.

 

1.            What I would like to know is a list of ALL of the INDIVIDUAL
TEAMS and AREAS within Children's and Young Peoples Social Service’s and
the names of Team Managers, Service Managers and Social Workers

 

Children's Social Care Director of Children and Families
Service Manager - Chester Emma Taylor
Service Manager - Ellesmere Port Amanda Jones
Service Manager - Northwich & Winsford Emma Taylor
Children in Care Judith Griffith
Care Leavers Chester Judith Griffith
Children in Care and Care Leavers
Ellesmere Port Amanda Jones
Children in Care and Care Leavers
Northwich and Winsford Gillian Ackerley
Children in Need Chester Judith Griffith
Children in Need Ellesmere Port Team Amanda Jones
Children in Need Northwich and Winsford
Team Gillian Ackerley
Children with Disabilities - Chester &
Ellesmere Port Amanda Jones
Children with Disabilities Northwich &
Winsford Gillian Ackerley
Contact and Referral Team Gillian Ackerley
Contact team Amanda Jones
EDT Gillian Ackerley
Edge of Care Amanda Jones
Fostering Team Manager - Mainstream Sophie Wales
Fostering - Connected People Sophie Wales
Fostering - Recruitment & Assessment Sophie Wales
Adoption Sophie Wales
Adoption Support Sophie Wales
Fostering and Adoption Panel Emma Taylor
Leaving Care Team Judith Griffith
Pinewood Registered Home Sophie Wales
Provider Services Emma Taylor

 

 

2.            What I would like to know is a list of ALL of the INDIVIDUAL
TEAMS and AREAS within Adults social Service’s and

the names of Team Managers, Service Managers and Social Workers

 

Our Senior Managers are: Allison Ainsworth and Keith Evans

 

Individual Teams are:

Patch Teams:  Chester, Rural, Ellesmere Port and Vale Royal

Hospital Teams: Leighton, Countess of Chester, Ellesmere Port

Gateway (front of house), Intermediate Care

Learning Disability Teams: Adults with a Learning Disability, and Team for
Community Living

Community Mental Health Teams: Chester, Ellesmere Port, and Vale Royal

 

Section 40

 

Under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act details (name) of an
Officer below Tier 4 has been excluded from the information provided. This
is in accordance with guidance from the ICO, ‘Requests for Information
about Public Authority Employees’ which confirms that junior officers’
details should not be disclosed.

It is the Council’s view that: -

 

·    Disclosing the data would be unfair to the individual concerned,  

·    Disclosure is considered incompatible with the purpose for which the
information was gathered.

 

The council considers that disclosure will contravene the first data
protection principle, which states that “ personal data shall be processed
fairly and lawfully, and in particular, shall not be processed unless: 

(a)  At least one of the conditions in schedule 2 is met, and

(b)  In the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the
conditions in Schedule 3 is also met.”

 

 The Council considers that disclosure would be unfair and unreasonable
and would breach Principle 1 of the Data Protection Principles and would
also be contrary to the ICO guidance and the requested information held in
relation to the individual was not intended for wider public
disclosure. For clarity, the information is not sensitive information.
Therefore, there is no need to consider the conditions in Schedules 2 and
3.

 

 

3.            How much temporary agency labour spend has there been in the
Authority outside of the temporary agency labour contract from 1st April
2014 to 31st March 2015? (please state figure for Children’s and Adults
services)

 

Children’s - Nil

 

Adults -  Nil

 

 

4.            How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed
across Children’s Services in March 2015?

 

29

 

 

5.            How many temporary QSW did the authority have deployed
across Adults Services in March 2015?

 

10

 

 

6.            Can you tell me how you procure your temporary agency staff,
is this through a managed vendor service and if so who?

 

This is a managed service through a neutral vendor, called Comensura.

 

 

7.            Can you tell me the amount of £ agency spend there has been
outside of the above procured service.

 

Please see question 3.

 

8.            Can you tell me the departments within Social Services that
have had off contract agency spend.

 

Children’s - nil

Adults –did not incur any agency spend outside of Comensura contract.

 

 

9.            Can you provide an organisation chart of children’s services

 

                Please see attached.

 

10.          Can you provide an organisation chart of adults services

 

                Please see attached.

 

I trust this answers your enquiry.

 

The Council considers that your request has been answered in full by
either confirming that information is not held, providing you with the
information requested, or explaining why any information has been withheld
and the reasons for any redaction.    Where applicable, the Council has
also told you the reasons for the delay in responding to your request.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled you can request a review by writing to the Solutions Team within

40 working days from the date of the Council’s response.  You are entitled
to a review by the Council if:

•             You are dissatisfied with the Council’s explanation of why
the application was not dealt with within the 20 working day time limit.

•             All the information requested is not being disclosed and you
have not received an explanation why some information is not being
disclosed.

•             A reason for the disclosures under the request being refused
is not received.

•             You consider that exemptions have been wrongly applied,
and/or

•             You consider that a fee has been wrongly applied.

Please set out your grounds for seeking a review together with what
specific part of your request those grounds apply to and the outcome you
are seeking.  The Council reserves the right to ask you for clarification
of the grounds for your review request if the grounds are not clear, and
to delay commencing the review if such grounds are not provided.

 

The Solutions Team can be contacted by email via: 
[1][Cheshire West and Chester Council request email] or at the following address:

 

Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

HQ

58 Nicholas Street

Chester

CH1 2NP

 

The Solutions Team will acknowledge a request for an internal review
within 5 working days and complete the review as soon as possible and no
later than 40 working days from receipt of the request.

 

More information about the Council’s internal review process can be found
via:
[2]http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk...

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the outcome of your review, you have
a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Liz Bennett

Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

 

 

 

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Dear FOI West,

I am still waiting for a response and it has gone passed the allocated timeframes.
Please can you respond.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Rogerson

Dear FOI West,

Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Catherine Rogerson