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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Can I please request that you provide the latest information on the following three points please.

1. Please can you provide the name, contact and address details for each social service team and department in Aberdeen City Council broken down by Adult Services, Children and Families Services, and Criminal Justice.

2. Please can you provide the social work managers names and phone numbers for the individual teams from question 1 at Aberdeen City Council.

3. Please can you confirm the number of locums used since April 1st 2017 until present in each of the following...
(i) Adult Social Work Services
(ii) Children and Families Social Work Services
(iii) Criminal Justice Social Work Services

Yours faithfully,

Chris Tervit

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Trevit,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-18-0806.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 21
May 2018.   

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 19 June 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
Information Compliance Officer

Information Compliance Team | Customer Feedback | Customer Experience

Aberdeen City Council,  Business Hub 17, 3rd Floor North, Marischal
College,

Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
Tel 03000 200 292

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Tervit,

 

Thank you for your request for information, made under Section 1(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), and received on 21 May
2018.

 

After discussion with the relevant service, we would like to ask you to
clarify your request so that we can identify and locate the information
which you have requested. Under Section 1(3) of the FOISA, we do not have
to supply you with the requested information until you have provided us
with more detail in this respect.

 

Please can you confirm the number of locums used since April 1st 2017
until present in each of the following...(i) Adult Social Work Services
(ii) Children and Families Social Work Services (iii) Criminal Justice
Social Work Services

 

We would be extremely grateful if you could clarify what you mean by
‘locums’?

 

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where
possible, the information you are interested in.  Please note we will keep
your request on file for 20 working days whilst we await your
clarification.  It can often be helpful to discuss your request with a
member of our team who may be able to help you frame your request or
explain more about how ACC holds its information; if this is something you
feel may be helpful please do call us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

 

Information Compliance Team | Customer Feedback | Customer Experience
Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 17, 3^rd Floor North, Marischal
College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ
Tel 03000 200 292
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Dear Foi Enquiries,

In response to your clarification - I use the term Locum in regards to any temporary worker recruited via an agency within the Social Work sector.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Tervit

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Tervit,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-18-0806.

 

Many thanks for your recent clarification of your information request,
which we received on 25 May 2018. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 25 June 2018.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
Information Compliance Officer

Information Compliance Team | Customer Feedback | Customer Experience

Aberdeen City Council,  Business Hub 17, 3rd Floor North, Marischal
College,

Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
Tel 03000 200 292

Email [1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Tervit,

 

Thank you for your information request of 25 May 2018 and please accept
our sincerest apologies for the delay in responding to you. Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

1.Please can you provide the name, contact and address details for each
social service team and department in Aberdeen City Council broken down by
Adult Services, Children and Families Services, and Criminal Justice.

 

Adult Social Work

 

o Interim Chief Officer (Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership):
Sally Shaw, Health Village, 50 Frederick Street, AB24 5HY – 01224
655725

 

o Head of Mental Health Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership :
Karen Gunn, Fulton Clinic, Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen, AB25
2ZH  – 01224 557993

 

o Interim Head of Learning Disabilities Services, Aberdeen City Health &
Social care Partnership: Kevin Dawson, Len Ironside Centre, Mastrick
Drive, Aberdeen, AB16 6UE – 01224 812992, Elmwood, Royal Cornhill
Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZH – 01224 557163    

 

o Lead Social Work Officer: Claire Duncan,  Adult Social Care, Business
Hub 8, 1^st Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB –
01224 522426

 

o Service Manager, Mental Health and Substance Misuse: Claire Wilkie,
Business Hub 8, 1^st Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street,
AB10 1AB – 01224 523946

 

o Service Manager, Learning Disabilities: Katharine Paton, Business Hub
8, 1^st Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224
523466

 

o Service Manager, Care Management: Kenneth O’Brien, Woodend Hospital,
Management Office – General Block, AB156XS – 01224 556201

 

o Service Manager, Care Management : Carol Simmers, Business Hub 8, 1^st
Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 524143

 

o Service Manager, Care Management: Emma Ross, Business Hub 8, 1^st
Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 524074

 

o Service Manager, Criminal Justice: Lesley Simpson, 2^nd Floor, 74-76
Spring Garden, AB25 1GN – 01224 538017 (Please note that the Criminal
Justice Service falls under the Aberdeen Health and Social Care
Partnership and is not a standalone service.)

 

Integrated Children and Families Services

 

o Chief Operating Officer:  Rob Polkinghorne Business Hub 12, 2^nd Floor
West, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 523458 – 01224
523005

 

o Chief Officer Integrated Children & Family Services and Chief Social
Work Officer: Bernadette Oxley, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB  – 01224 522110

 

o Lead Service Manager: Anne Donaldson, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor
North, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 523019

 

o Lead Service Manager: Graeme Simpson, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor
North, Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 523496

 

Dee & Children with Disabilities

Service Manager: Yvonne Hobson, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 522590

 

Intake

Service Manager: Ali McAlpine, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 524100

 

West

Service Manager: Susanne Somerville, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 524028

 

Don & Carers

Service Manager: Isabel McDonnell, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 522856

 

Children’s Homes

Service Manager: Andrea McGill, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 522477

 

Don, Family & Community Support

Service Manager: Fiona Cameron, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North,
Marischal College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 522988

 

Strategic and Performance

Service Manager: David Bliss, Business Hub 13, 2^nd Floor North, Marischal
College, Broad Street, AB10 1AB – 01224 522048

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on details of officers below
Service Manager level as it is exempt from disclosure. In order to comply
with its obligations under the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA, ACC
hereby gives notice that we are refusing your request under the terms of
Section 38(1)(b) in conjunction with 38(2)(a)(i) – of the FOISA.

 

In making this decision ACC considered the following points:

 

ACC is of the opinion that Section 38(1)(b) applies to the information
specified above as the information in question is personal information
relating to living individuals, of which the applicant is not the data
subject.

 

ACC is of the opinion that Section 38(2)(a)(i) applies, as we consider
that disclosure of this information would be a breach of the ‘lawfulness,
fairness and transparency’ principle.  The ACC officers below the service
manager level have not consented to the disclosure of their information,
and ACC does not consider that they would expect ACC to release this
information about them into the public domain under the FOISA.

 

ACC therefore consider that the information requested above is exempt from
release under section 38(1)(b) in conjunction with 38(2)(a)(i).

 

2.Please can you provide the social work managers names and phone numbers
for the individual teams from question 1 at Aberdeen City Council.

Please see the response to Question 1 above.

 

3.Please can you confirm the number of locums used since April 1st 2017
until present in each of the following...

     (i) Adult Social Work Services

     (ii) Children and Families Social Work Services

     (iii) Criminal Justice Social Work Services

The term Locum is used in regards to any temporary worker recruited via an
agency within the Social Work sector.

 

Adult Services

 

April 2017: 0

May 2017: 0

June 2017: 0

July 2017: 1

August 2017: 0

September 2017: 0

October 2017: 0

November 2017: 1 

December 2017: 1

January 2018: 2

February 2018: 3

March 2018: 4.5

April 2018 :  3

 

Please note that despite the fact that there are multiple individuals
recorded across the year, this may well be the same individual working
across different months, and may well only be working occasional hours and
not full-time hours.

 

Integrated Children and Families Services

 

As at 1 April 2017 to Present day: 31 Agency Staff in Integrated Children
and Families Services

 

Criminal Justice

 

April 2017: 1

May 2017: 1

June 2017: 1

July 2017: 1

August 2017: 1

September 2017: 1

October 2017: 1   

November 2017: 1  

December 2017: 1

January 2018: 1

February 2018: 1

March 2018: 1

April 2018: 1

 

Please note that despite recording of 1 each month, this may be multiple
individuals covering one FTE post.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

Information Compliance Team | Customer Feedback | Customer Experience

Aberdeen City Council,  Business Hub 17, 3rd Floor North, Marischal
College,

Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
Tel 03000 200 292

Email [1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
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