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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for Children’s Services and Early Years teams – including the names and job titles of all senior management and strategic heads of departments, budget holders for training, and development across Children’s Services, along with contact numbers and email addresses.

Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their senior management team.
Please can you provide a list of external suppliers involved with Children’s Services, including preferred outsources.

Also, could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers, and email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning of services for Children’s Services such as Children’s Homes, Leaving Care, Fostering, and Youth Offending – including any Councillors who sit on any children-related committees.

Yours faithfully,

C Leach

Administrator, Argyll and Bute Council


Dear C Leach

Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Commissioning of
services for Children’s Services

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference
argyllbuteir:10635.

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receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2019-10-07
00:00:00.

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Dear C  Leach

 

Request for information: Freedom of Information request - Commissioning of
services for Children’s Services

Reference: argyllbuteir:10635.

 

I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

 

1. Please can you provide the current/latest organisational structure for
Children’s Services and Early Years teams – including the names and job
titles of all senior management and strategic heads of departments, budget
holders for training, and development across Children’s Services, along
with contact numbers and email addresses.

 

Alex Taylor, Head of Children & Families & Criminal Justice, 01546 604256
[1][email address] Mark Lines, Locality Manager, Bute &
Cowal, [mobile number], [2][email address] Brian Reid, Locality
Manager, Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay, 01586 559072,
[3][email address] Paul Kyle, Locality Manager, Helensburgh
& Lomond, 01436 657609, [4][email address] Pamela Hoey,
Locality Manager, Oban, Lorn & the Isles, 01631572957,
[5][email address]

 

Please can you provide details of the personal assistant for their senior
management team.

 

Only the Head of Children & Families & Criminal Justice has a PA.
Currently this post is job-shared.

 

Hayley MacLean, 01546604245, [6][email address] Alex
Westerby, 01546 604791, [7][email address]

 

Budget Holders:

Social Work Training Board - Chief Social Work Officer Child Protection
Training and Development - Child Protection Committee GIRFEC Training and
Development - Chief Education Officer

 

The Corporate Parenting Board is chaired by Cllr Mary Jean Devon (Oban
Lorn and the Isles) The Children's Champions are:

Cllr Mary Jean Devon (Oban Lorn and the Isles) Cllr Anne Horn (Mid Argyll
Kintyre and Islay) Cllr Graham Hardie (Helensburgh and Lomond)

 

2. Also, could you please provide the names, job titles, contact numbers,
and email addresses of those who are responsible for the commissioning of
services for Children’s Services such as Children’s Homes, Leaving Care,
Fostering, and Youth Offending – including any Councillors who sit on any
children-related committees.

 

Children's Houses and Leaving Care: Ronnie Mahoney, Children's Placement
Manager, 01436 658702, [8][email address]

Fostering: Lorraine Prentice, Practice Lead, 01369 707302,
[9][email address]

Youth Offending: Shona Williams, Service Manager CJ, 01631 569162,
[10][email address]

 

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Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [Argyll and Bute Council request email].

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

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