Social Workers not registered in the LA area they are working in

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Dear Carlisle City Council,

How many social workers employed or contracted to the LA are not properly registered with the GSCC as working in the LA’s own area?

IE they are registered but in a different area.

What is the LA policy for addressing the issue of SWs not being properly registered as above as they are required to given that:

1. All SW Registrations are public on the GSCC Website
2. It is a requirement to be registered in the Area they work
4. It is not proper within the rules to be working as a SW without being properly registered
5. Whilst SW registration is the responsibility of the SW and not the LA, the LA is responsible for ensuring that is employees SW that are able to lawfully do the work as their agent.
6. There can be two or more people with the same name
7. Any person contacted by a SW is able to check registrations online
8. It is a fact that police, Gov & LA advice is that if the identity of the person you are dealing with cannot be confirmed then do not have dealings with them and especially do not let them into your home or give them personal information.
9. Any person checking a SW who is not properly registered should have cause for concern in regard to any of the above.

How many Social Workers (SW) employed or contracted to the LA are not properly registered with the GSCC as working in the LA’s own area?

IE they are registered but in a different area.

What is the LA policy for addressing the issue of SWs not being properly registered as above as they are required to given that:

1. All SW Registrations are public on the GSCC Website
2. It is a requirement to be registered in the Area they work
4. It is not proper within the rules to be working as a SW without being properly registered
5. Whilst SW registration is the responsibility of the SW and not the LA, the LA is responsible for ensuring that is employees SW that are able to lawfully do the work as their agent.
6. There can be two or more people with the same name
7. Any person contacted by a SW is able to check registrations online
8. It is a fact that police, Gov & LA advice is that if the identity of the person you are dealing with cannot be confirmed then do not have dealings with them and especially do not let them into your home or give them personal information.
9. Any person checking a SW who is not properly registered should have cause for concern in regard to any of the above.

This FOI Request is made by the Advocacy Fund. http://advocacy-fund.org

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Yours faithfully,

Advocacy Fund

Clare Furlong, Carlisle City Council

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Dear Advocacy Fund

 

Please find attached response to your Freedom of Information Act request.

 

Thank you

Clare Furlong

 

 

Clare Furlong

Corporate Information Officer

Policy and Communications

Chief Executive's Team

Carlisle City Council

Civic Centre

Carlisle

CA3 8QG

 

Telephone 01228 817165

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