Social Work Leadership and Diversity on senior management board

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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to request the below information in line with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000.

• The number of Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board Members

• The number that has a social work qualification and are currently registered with the HCPC

• Whether the Director of Adult Social Services has a social work qualification and is currently registered with the HCPC

• Is The Principal Social Worker a board member

• The gender split of the Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board.

• The ethnicity split as defined by UK Census categories of the Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board.

Where you do not operate an adult social care board I would like for the above questions to be applied to the senior management team that delivers adult social care functions and report to the Director of Social Service (DASS) or whoever fulfills this statutory role (if defined by a different name in your authority).

Further in the absence of a formal Adults Social Care Board can you advise whether the PSW forms part if the senior management team as defined above.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Harvey

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Mark Harvey
 
 
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
 
Your reference is FS-Case-56841290
 
 
Thank you
 
Sandwell MBC

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Mark Harvey,
 
Information Request - FS-Case-56841290
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. In response to your
request I can confirm the following:
 
 
•The number of Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board Members : 20 •The
number that has a social work qualification and are currently registered
with the HCPC – 9 •Whether the Director of Adult Social Services has a
social work qualification and is currently registered with the HCPC – Yes
the Director has a qualification and is currently registered with the HCPC
•Is The Principal Social Worker a board member - Yes. •The gender split of
the Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board: 70% female, 30% male. •The
ethnicity split as defined by UK Census categories of the Adult Social
Care (Social Services) Board. – using ONS Categories – White = 60%, Mixed
= 5%, Asian/Asian British = 10%, Black African/ Caribbean/ Black British =
25%, Other = 0%
 
 
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Information Management Unit
Sandwell Council House
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Yours sincerely
 
Sandwell MBC

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