FOI request dated 3.3.22

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Dear Sutton Borough Council,

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. In total, how many frontline child protection social workers work for the council (whether employed or agency) as of 1 March 2022?
a. How many and what percentage are agency staff?
b. How many and what percentage are less than two years qualified?
c. How many and what percentage are both agency staff and less than two years qualified?

2. What is the full complement of frontline child protection social workers the Department for Children's Services should have, and what is your current recruitment shortfall into those roles (as of 1 March 2022)?

3. What is the current average caseload for frontline child protection social workers working for the council (as of 1st March 2022).

4. Please specify how many active cases each frontline child protection social worker who has been qualified for less than two years (as of 1 March 2022) is handling.

Yours faithfully,

Sally Wardle

LBS FOI, Sutton Borough Council

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Dear Sally Wardle

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - REF NO - FOIS1761 

 

I refer to your request for information received on 04/03/2022 concerning
Child protection social workers.

FOIS1761 - Child protection social workers (DD 31/03/2022)

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

1. In total, how many frontline child protection social workers work for
the council (whether employed or agency) as of 1 March 2022? 

a. How many and what percentage are agency staff? 45 total  - it is hard
to ascertain numbers and ensure accuracy for frontline child protection
but I would say from the data held this is 25 agency therefore 55% are
agency staff.

b. How many and what percentage are less than two years qualified? None

c. How many and what percentage are both agency staff and less than two
years qualified? None

2. What is the full complement of frontline child protection social
workers the Department for Children's Services should have, and what is
your current recruitment shortfall into those roles (as of 1 March 2022)?

The full complement of frontline Child Protection Social Workers the
department should have is 54 - current shortfall 18. 

3. What is the current average caseload for frontline child protection
social workers working for the council (as of 1st March 2022). 

The current average caseload for frontline child protection social workers
is 16 (as of 1 March 2022)

4. Please specify how many active cases each frontline child protection
social worker who has been qualified for less than two years (as of 1
March 2022) is handling.

None are less than 2 years qualified

 

 

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Helen Wilson

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Dear Helen,

Thank you for your reply.

Please could you also answer Question 1?

1. In total, how many frontline child protection social workers work for
the council (whether employed or agency) as of 1 March 2022?

Yours sincerely,

Sally Wardle

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Hi Sally
Apologies, I thought this was answered under question 1a - 45 in total
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