Who's who in Children's Services

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Loredana Grigore

Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

1. Please provide an organisational chart of your Childrens Services Department from Director down to Team Managers providing the names of current postholders as appropriate (Director down to Service Manager would be excellent including Heads of Service, Principal Offficers).

2. Please identify who within Children’s Services and your Human Resources Department takes lead responsibility on social worker recruitment and retention.

3. What steps if any have you taken or intend to take to incentivise social worker retention?

Yours faithfully,

Loredana Grigore

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

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Dear Ms Grigore

 

15634 - Childrens Service Structure, Recruitment and Retention

 

I am writing in response to your request dated 1 August 2017.  This has
been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

 

1.       Please provide an organisational chart of your Childrens Services
Department from Director down to Team Managers providing the names of
current postholders as appropriate (Director down to Service Manager would
be excellent including Heads of Service, Principal Offficers).

 

Please see attached documents

 

2.       Please identify who within Children’s Services and your Human
Resources Department takes lead responsibility on social worker
recruitment and retention.

 

There is no one specific person, but requests can be made to the following
email address:  [1][email address]

 

3.       What steps if any have you taken or intend to take to incentivise
social worker retention?

 

We are currently refreshing our recruitment and retention strategy.
Initiatives currently in place include:

o Market rate supplements
o Promotion of work life balance
o Piloting mobile and agile working
o Procured new IT system
o Refreshing focus on CPD and career development

 

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