Details of number of social workers employed in children's social services subjected to disciplinary action

The request was partially successful.

Dear Wakefield City Council

I would like to request the information under the freedom of information (FOI) statistical information for the following Financial Years 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18 April to August only.

The number of social workers employed by Children's Services who have be subject to disciplinary action on the following criteria:
A. Failure to declare conflicts of interest
B. Failure to declare acceptance of gifts or services which exceeds the authority limits
C. The number of social workers employed either as council employed - permanent, agency , or under contractual arrangements who have accesed confidential case notes without an acceptable reason to do so.

Please provide details of governance arrangements for when these official documents within the selected years these polices where reviewed , including the governance to ensure adherence.

At a public fitness to practice hearing with the appropriate regulatory body the evidence provided from this department outlined areas ineffective governance and deviation from statements made under FOI requests.

The request is for statistical information and not identifiable to individuals, however if the request is declined then please outline the governance arrangements to ensure information provide to regulatory bodies is in accordance with current protocols.

Kind regards and thank you for your consideration of this FOI.

Yours faithfully,

NS Wright

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear NS Wright,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which we received on 27/09/2017. It is our intention to have the response delivered to you by 25/10/2017.

I would like to inform you that all requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 might be subject to exemption(s), which the Authority is entitled to apply to refuse the request.

Any future correspondence you may have in relation to this matter should be marked Private & Confidential and sent to the Senior Information Governance Officer, Information Management Team, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW or e-mailed to [Wakefield City Council request email].

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer
Corporate Information Governance Team,
City Solicitor’s Office.
Wakefield MDC, County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]
Tel: 01924 306112

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear NS Wright,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

In order that I may assist you in getting the information you require,
could you please provide clarification regarding what information is
required in relation to the questions below:

 

·        Please provide details of governance arrangements for when these
official documents within the selected years these polices where reviewed
, including the governance to ensure adherence.

 

·        At a public fitness to practice hearing with the appropriate
regulatory body the evidence provided from this department outlined areas
ineffective governance and deviation from statements made under FOI
requests.

 

·        The request is for statistical information and not identifiable
to individuals, however if the request is declined then please outline the
governance arrangements to ensure information provide to regulatory bodies
is in accordance with current protocols.

 

Your assistance with this matter is appreciated.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Senior Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

City Solicitor’s Office

Wakefield MDC

Tel: 01924 306112

Email: [1][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear NS Wright,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find the response to your request below.

In response to parts A,B & C – there have been no cases of disciplinary action for any of the specified reasons in the period specified.

I refer you to our previous correspondence in which we requested further clarification in regard to the remainder of your request, I note that to date we have not received a response.

However, I can advise the Officer Code of Conduct which sets out the arrangements for the declaration of interests alongside gifts and hospitality is set out in the Council’s Constitution which is available on the Council’s website.
http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Documents/po...

The Code of Conduct is reviewed annually as part of the Constitution as a whole. In addition the Council appoints a Standards Committee, Chaired by an Independent Person, which oversees the probity of the Council's operation, and the Codes of Conduct to ensure high standards in the way in which both Elected Members and Officers undertake their duties.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries regarding this matter.

Yours sincerely

Senior Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
City Solicitor’s Office
Wakefield MDC
Tel: 01924 306112
Email: [Wakefield City Council request email]

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