DASS Staff Suspensions 2011

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Dear Wirral Borough Council,

Would you please be so kind as to supply:

1. The numbers of DASS staff supended in 2011 and the grade of staff suspended. Please supply this if possible in table format.

2. For 2011 please could you supply the number of working days lost due to staff suspensions.

Please count up to, and including the date of this request as 2011

Yours faithfully,

Pete Sheffield

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your recent request for information.  Please see table below
and I hope this information is useful to you.

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| 2010/11| 2 people|345 Working days lost|Escort, (Band C) |
| | | | |
| | | |Care Assistant (Band D) |
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Kind Regards

Jane Corrin

Information Manager

Wirral Council

 

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for the information. Your information states that only 2 people have been suspended in 2010 / 2011.

It is surprising that following the reports by Martin Smith around bullying and harassment, the Equality and Human Rights Commission verdict of discrimination of disabled people, the CQC report detailing a catalogue of failures and lack of confidence that officers could improve, and the Anna Klonowski report damning corporate governance that no employees other than an escort and a driver have had time suspended from duties.

Additionally due to the Leader of the council being told of severe DASS budget slippage of a matter of millions and needing additional DASS staff recruitment after accepting generous voluntary redundancy and still no one has spent time suspended from duties as part of any investigation into performance.

The unexpected budget shortfalls now stand at £100,000,000 across the council.

Can you please confirm that this information is correct as any reasonable organisation suffering such criticism from such inspections and investigations would as matter of business practice and human resources management follow procedures which would include suspensions and disciplinary action.

Yours sincerely,

Pete Sheffield

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your email below. I can confirm that the information supplied to you is accurate and correct.
Kind Regards
Jane Corrin
Information Manager
Wirral council

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may involve licensing and the application of a charge

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Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

You state:'I can confirm that the information supplied to you is accurate and correct.'

You are confirming that no member of the Learning Disabilities Social Work Team has been suspended during 2011.

Yours sincerely,

Pete Sheffield

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon,
Thank you for your further email below. There is no recorded information
with regard to 2010/11 that any member of the Learning Disabilities
Social Work Team was suspended.
Kind Regards
Jane Corrin

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