Freedom of information response

Social Worker Posts

Publication date: 
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Request: 

1. As of 31st August 2019 how many social worker posts do you have in :

a. Children’s Social Care?
b. Adults Social Care?

For Adults Social Care how many social worker posts are:
a. Core funded?
b. Funded by Better Care Fund?

Please provide information as the number of social workers.

2. How many social worker posts were deleted between 1st April - 31st August 2019 in

a. Children’s Social Care ?
b. Adults Social Care?

For adult social care how many of these posts were

a. Core funded?
b. Funded by the Better Care Fund?

Please provide information as the number of social worker.

3. How many social worker posts will be deleted between 1st September 2019 - 31st March 2020?

a. Children’s Social Care?
b. Adults Social Care ?

For adult social care how many of these posts were

a. Core funded?
b. Funded by the Better Care Fund?

Please provide information as the number of social workers.

4. As of 31st August 2019, how many social worker posts are currently ‘frozen’ / empty and not being recruited to?

a. Children’s Social Care?
b. Adults Social Care?

Response: 

1a. Children’s Social Care? 131
b. Adults Social Care? 63

a. Core funded? *Please see comments below
b. Funded by Better Care Fund? 68

*All Adult Social Care funding now sits within the Better Care Fund, consequently, in a sense, all Social Worker posts are funded by it. However, this is just a pooled funding mechanism so they are also still “core funded”.

2a. Children’s Social Care ? None
b. Adults Social Care? None

a. Core funded? Not Applicable
b. Funded by the Better Care Fund? Not Applicable

3a. Children’s Social Care? None
b. Adults Social Care ? None

a. Core funded? Not Applicable
b. Funded by the Better Care Fund? Not applicable

4a. Children’s Social Care? None
b. Adults Social Care? None

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Request reference:
FOI 9386