Social Work Leadership and Diversity on senior management board

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Dear Bracknell Forest Borough Council,

I would like to request the below information in line with the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000. The definitions in this request relate to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, in particular when referring to the Director of Adult Social Services or their senior management board (the board)

• 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.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Harvey

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

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Dear Mark Harvey

 

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by
the Council ( 10/07/17)  and I will deal with under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests
promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 07/08/17)
unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a
full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the
circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

 

 

Request

 

I would like to request the below information in line with the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act 2000. The definitions in this request relate to the
Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, in particular when referring to
the Director of Adult Social Services or their senior management board
(the board)

 

•             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.

 

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Compliance-Officer

Legal Services
Corporate Services
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

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From: [email address]>

 

Sent:  7^th August 2017

 

Subject: Freedom of Information response No: 299

 

Dear Mark Harvey

 

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information which was received on 10^th July 2017

 

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

 

REQUEST AND RESPONSE

 

I would like to request the below information in line with the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act 2000. The definitions in this request relate to the
Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, in particular when referring to
the Director of Adult Social Services or their senior management board
(the board)

 

•             The number of Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board
Members.  3 members of the board (the Director and the Chief Officers for
Adult Social Care and Commissioning & Resources

 

•             The number that has a social work qualification and are
currently registered with the HCPC.  Both the Director and one Chief
Officer are qualified Social Workers but only the Chief Officer is
registered with HCPC.  The Director decided not to re-register this year
as she is not practicing.

 

•             Whether the Director of Adult Social Services has a social
work qualification and is currently registered with the HCPC  As above,
the Director does have a Diploma in Social Work, a Certificate in
Qualified Social Work and was registered with HCPC until this year when
she decided not to renew as the registration fee is quite high to cover
professional insurance when working with individuals. As she doesn't do
this anymore it seemed an unnecessary expense.

 

•             Is The Principal Social Worker a board member.  No, they
report to the Chief Officer Adult Social Care

 

•             The gender split of the Adult Social Care (Social Services)
Board.  2 women, 1 man

 

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

 

 

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
[1]http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/selli...  which contains
other helpful information as well.

 

If you have any queries about this matter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should use the Comments, Compliments and Complaints procedure which
can be found at

http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/comme....

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sent on behalf of;

Simon Bull

Solicitor

Information Compliance Team

Legal Services

Easthampstead House

Town Square

Bracknell

Berks

RG12 1AQ

 

Tel: 01344 352000

 

Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Information Compliance-Officer

Legal Services
Corporate Services
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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