Dear Derbyshire County Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. The total number of Children’s Social Workers employed permanently by the Council as of the 29th April 2019?
2. A breakdown by Nationality of the Children’s Social Workers employed permanently i.e. United Kingdom 100, Australian 36 etc.?
3. The total number of Children’s Social Workers currently employed permanently for which the local authority have sponsored their visa (certificate of sponsorship) to work for the local authority?

Yours faithfully,

Mr P T Read

Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Read,

I refer to your request for Information received on 3 May 2019.

We will be dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with the legislation, the deadline for responding is 20 working days from the receipt of the request, this being 4 June 2019. However, we shall endeavour to deal with your request promptly, and if possible before this date.

Yours Sincerely

Justin Hird
Legal Assistant
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

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Tony Smith (Childrens Services), Derbyshire County Council

Dear Mr Read,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 3 May 2019. I can confirm
that we do hold some of the requested information. The request has been
considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  The response to
your request is as follows:

 

1.         The total number of Children’s Social Workers employed
permanently by the Council as of the 29th April 2019?   - 257 as at
29/04/2019

 

2.         A breakdown by Nationality of the Children’s Social Workers
employed permanently i.e. United Kingdom 100, Australian 36 etc.? 

             - the Local Authority do not report on/record the Social
Workers Nationality

 

3.         The total number of Children’s Social Workers currently
employed permanently for which the local authority have sponsored their
visa

            - The Council do not sponsor visas so there no is data on
this.

 

I hope this now deals with your request for information. However should
you wish the outcome to be reviewed, please follow the procedure as set
out below;

 

Stage 1:

In the first instance, please send in your comments, and wherever
possible, a copy of your request and the covering letter enclosing the
information or refusing your request to:

 

Access to Information Solicitor

Legal Services

Derbyshire County Council

County Hall

Matlock

DE4 3AG

Email: [1][Derbyshire County Council request email]

 

Please ensure that correspondence is marked as “Request for a review of my
Freedom of Information Act / Environmental Information Regulations
request”, and bears any case references you have been given.   

 

Stage 2:

After completing the above procedure, if you wish to challenge the
decision further, then you have a right to contact the Information
Commissioner’s Office as follows: 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel. 0303 123 1113/ Fax: 01625 524510

 

ICO Weblink: [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints.aspx

 

Kind regards

 

Tony Smith

 

 

Tony Smith

Management Information Assistant – Information Governance Team |
Information & ICT | Children’s Services | Derbyshire County Council | Room
361 North Block, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG

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From: Mr P T Read [[8]mailto:[FOI #574034 email]]

Sent: 03 May 2019 17:14

To: Access 2 Info (Commissioning Communities and Policy)
<[9][email address]>

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Children's Social Workers by
Nationality

 

Dear Derbyshire County Council,

 

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

 

1.         The total number of Children’s Social Workers employed
permanently by the Council as of the 29th April 2019?

2.         A breakdown by Nationality of the Children’s Social Workers
employed permanently i.e. United Kingdom 100, Australian 36 etc.?

3.         The total number of Children’s Social Workers currently
employed permanently for which the local authority have sponsored their
visa (certificate of sponsorship) to work for the local authority?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr P T Read

 

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