Social Work Leadership and Diversity on senior management board

Lewisham Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Lewisham 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

Foi, Customer, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Harvey,

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 412255

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Dear FOI team

I would be grateful if I could have an response to my FOI request as I believe we are now overdue a response.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Harvey

Watson Gray, Mark, Lewisham Borough Council

Dear Mr Harvey. Thank you for your request for information below.

Lewisham doesn't have an Adult Social Care Board. Can I ask, are you referring to the statutory safeguarding board or perhaps the Health & Well Being Board?

Kind regards, Mark

Mark Watson Gray – Adult Social Care Complaints Manager
5th floor Laurence House Catford London SE6 4RU
020 8314 8974 / 07392 191 335

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