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Dear Buckinghamshire County 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

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Dear Mr Harvey

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

This email is to confirm that we are working on your request and to ask please for more information on what you mean by 'Adult Social Care (Social Services) Board'.

Any information you can provide on this would be very helpful please, for instance, which roles would you expect to sit on such a board.

If you could assist as above please we would be most appreciative.

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

I would like the information applied to any board led by the director of adult social services. 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 sincerely,

Mark Harvey

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Dear Buckinghamshire County Council,

Could i please have a response to my FOI request as i believe this is now overdue following my request on 9th July

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Dear Mr Harvey

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry, but according to my records we sought clarification in relation to this request, which means that the request is not overdue (we would have 20 working days following receipt of the clarification). Nevertheless, we will seek to respond as soon as possible.

I hope that this clarifies matters.

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Dear Mr Harvey

 

Thank you for clarifying your request and we apologise for the delay in
replying.

 

Please find below our response, which we hope is of help.

 

The number of Adult Social Care The Adult Social Care Leadership
(Social Services) Board Members Team, chaired by the Director of
Adult Social Services (DASS), fulfils
the function of an Adult Social Care
Board as described.

 

There are 5 members of the Adult
Social Care Leadership Team – the
DASS and four service directors.

 
The number that has a social work 2 Adult Social Care Leadership Team
qualification and are currently members have a social work
registered with the HCPC qualification.

 

3 Adult Social Care Leadership Team
members are currently registered with
the HCPC.

 
Whether the Director of Adult Social The DASS does not have a social work
Services has a social work qualification, nor is registered with
qualification and is currently the HCPC.
registered with the HCPC
 
 
Is The Principal Social Worker a The Principal Social Worker (PSW) is
board member not a member of the Adult Social Care
Leadership Team, however the PSW (and
others) attend as necessary.

 

The PSW meets regularly on an
individual basis with the DASS and
with the Operations Director outside
Board meetings.

 
The gender split of the Adult Social The gender split of the Adult Social
Care (Social Services) Board Care Leadership Team is one man and
four women.
 
The ethnicity split as defined by UK We can confirm that the County
Census categories of the Adult Council holds this information.
Social Care (Social Services) Board. However, as this constitutes
(sensitive) personal data, we cannot
disclose the ethnicity split of the
Adult Social Care Board. This is
because alongside other information
already available, it would be
possible for identification of these
individuals and their ethnicity to
occur (the individuals concerned are
part of a small population and would
be identifiable). Personal
information is exempt from disclosure
under S.40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. 

 

 

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FOI Monitoring Officer

Buckinghamshire County Council

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Regards

 

Neil Doling

 

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Assistant Chief Executive’s Service | Strategy & Policy | Customer
Experience & Communications

 

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