Social Work Leadership and Diversity on senior management board

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Dear Richmond upon Thames 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

FOI, Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

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Dear Mark Harvey,

Please can you clarify your request as to what is meant by ‘Adult Social
Care (Social Services) Board Members'?

Do you mean the Senior Management Team as we do not have an Adult Social
Care (Social Services) Board?

Kind regards,
Kam Ubhi
Admin Officer, FOI & DPA Team
Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Councils
020 8891 7302  [mobile number]
[1][email address]
[2]www.richmond.gov.uk / [3]www.wandworth.gov.uk

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Dear Kam Ubhi,

Thank you for your response. Yes could you apply the questions to the senior manager team that reports to the director of social services. For the question as to whether the PSW is on the board could you read this as is the PSW a member of the senior management team.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Harvey

Dear Kam Ubhi,

Thank you for your response and guidance in relation to my request. I can clarify that in the absence of a formal Adult Social Care Board I mean for the 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

FOI, Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

Handle as: Official

Our Ref: KU/richmond21057

 

Dear Mark Harvey,

 

Your request for information which was received on 10^th July 2017 has
been considered.

 

Please find our response below.

 

Our response:

 

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

There are 4 members of the Adult Social Services Senior Management Team.

 

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

0

 

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

The Director of Adult Social Services has a qualification in social work
management; not registered with the HCPC.

 

Is The Principal Social Worker a board member

No.

 

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

Female - 1

Male - 3

 

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

White/White British – 3

Asian/Asian British: Indian – 1

 

I hope you are satisfied with this response.

 

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FOI & Complaints Manager

FOI & Complaints Team

3rd Floor Civic Centre

44 York Street

Twickenham

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E-mail: [1][Richmond upon Thames Borough Council request email]

 

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