Social Work Structure

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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

Can I please request that you provide information on the following two points please.

1. Please can you provide the name, contact and address details for each social service team and department within Dumfries and Galloway Council broken down by Adult Services, Children and Families Services, and Criminal Justice.
2. Please can you provide the social work managers names and phone numbers for the individual teams from question 1 within Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Tervit

Dumfries and Galloway Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

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Please find below the Council's response to your request 282999 which was received on 11/10/2017.

Details of request: Can I please request that you provide information on the following two points please.

1. Please can you provide the name, contact and address details for each social service team and department within Dumfries and Galloway Council broken down by Adult Services, Children and Families Services, and Criminal Justice.
2. Please can you provide the social work managers names and phone numbers for the individual teams from question 1 within Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Response:

Please find attached the management strcuture for the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning directorate which includes Adult Services, Children and Families Services, and Criminal Justice. The contact and address details for the social work offices across Dumfries and Galloway are also attached.

Please be aware that the Council holds the copyright, where applicable, for the information provided. This is subject to the material not being used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be acknowledged as Dumfries and Galloway Council and the title of the document must be included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

If you require any further clarification, please contact us. However, if you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you can request us to carry out an internal review of the decision by emailing [email address] or writing to us within 40 working days of receiving this response.

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Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dear FOI,

Thanks for the information received thus far. The information supplied however does include the details of the contact names of people at Team Manager levels. Please can this be reviewed?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Tervit

Dumfries and Galloway Council

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

Thank you for your request for a formal review which was received on 09/11/2017 and is being dealt with. We will respond within 20 working days from the day after the request was received. A response to your request will be sent promptly, and in any event not later than 07/12/2017.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact [email address].

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Dear Mr Tervit

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 - REVIEW

 

I refer to your email on 9 November 2017 in which you requested a Review
of the way in which the Council responded to your request for information,
on the basis that the information supplied did not include the details of
the contact names of people at Team Manager levels.

 

I can confirm that a Compliance Review was held on 14 November 2017 in
relation to your request.

 

For your information, a Compliance Review will consider matters such as
whether there should be a further search carried out for information,
whether any exemptions used have been applied correctly, to establish if
the statutory timescales have been adhered to and, generally, to review
the manner in which a request has been handled.

 

I can advise that the outcome of the Review is that the Council apologises
for not providing this detail originally and that this information is now
attached. The Council’s ‘Team Manager’ level is classed as ‘Locality
Manager’ level with Senior Social Workers reporting to their Locality
Managers. Please note that in reference to the initial structure chart
provided to you, the ‘Team Manager’ level only applies to Children’s
Services and Adult Services. There is no equivilent for Criminal Justice,
Public Protection or Improvement and Quality Manager. We also apprecaite
that perhaps the actual office contact details do not represent the
structure provided/ explained however, this is due to the ongoing
restructure. For example, within the Stewarty there are 3 separate offices
detailed with one for Criminal Justice, one for Children Services and one
for Adults. They all however report to the relevant Locality Manager and
subsequently the relevant Manager.

 

I would hope that you are satisfied with this response and that the
Council has appropriately considered and dealt with your Review. If,
however, you are not satisfied with this decision, you are entitled to
make representation to the Scottish Information Commissioner at:

 

Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16 9DS

 

Subsequent to the appeal process and the Commissioner issuing her
decision, you also then have the right to appeal to the Court of Session
on a point of law against the Commissioner’s decision.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

FOI Unit

Dumfries and Galloway Council

 

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