FOI Request - Youth and Community Workers 2016

Request 101000422863

Please could you provide the following information? I attach a spreadsheet which contains all of the questions and should be an easy format by which to send us your response.

1.For the financial year 2014/15:

a.Overall budget for youth and community services (for young people aged 13-19)

b.Overall reduction in expenditure, to the nearest £'000, (compared to 2013/14) on youth and community services for young people aged 13-19 for:

I. LA provided youth services
II. Voluntary sector provided youth services

c. Overall planned reduction in the number of directly employed youth workers (Head count/FTE):

I. Part time
II. Full time

d. Overall planned reduction in:

I. Number of youth centres
II. Number of available places for young people
III. Outreach provision (hours provided)

2 For the financial year 2015/16:

a. Overall budget for youth and community services (for young people aged 13-19)

b. Overall reduction in expenditure, to the nearest £'000, (compared to 2014/15) on youth and community services for young people aged 13-19 for:

I. LA provided youth services
II. Voluntary sector provided youth services

c. Overall planned reduction in the number of directly employed youth workers (Head count/FTE):

I. Part time
II. Full time

d. Overall planned reduction in:

I. Number of youth centres
II. Number of available places for young people
III. Outreach provision (hours provided)

3 For the Financial year 2016/17 and beyond   

a. What proposals affecting the provision for young people are included in the 2016/17 budget and Medium Term Financial Plan for 2016/17 and beyond?

b. Proposed overall reduction in expenditure (nearest £'000) compared with 2015/16 for:

i. LA provided youth services  
ii. Voluntary sector provided youth services
     
c. Proposed overall reduction in the number of directly employed youth workers (Head count/FTE):

i. Part Time
ii. Full Time
    
d. Proposed overall reduction in:

I. Number of youth centres
II. Number of available places for young people
III. Outreach provision (hours provided)

4 What is the current balance of expenditure on services for young people aged 13-19 (in £’000s) between local authority and voluntary sector provision?

5 Please state whether directly employed youth workers are employed on JNC, NJC, Scottish Joint Council, or other terms and conditions (please specify):

a. JNC
b. NJC
c. SJC
d. Other (please specify)
e. No direct youth provision
   
6 Please supply a copy of the current youth service staffing structure showing the grade and rate of pay, gender and race for each post. Please attach a copy of this separately to your email response and state below whether it is attached or not.

Response 11-04-2016

Unfortunately we were unable to populate the spreadsheet provided, but please find our response below.

1. a. £634,676

b. I.  No reduction in budget

II.  Not applicable

c. Not applicable

d. I.  LA has none, so not applicable

II.  Not applicable

2 a.  £641,657

b. I.  No reduction in budget

II.  Not applicable

c. I.  None

II.  Deletion of 4 CLDW posts focussed on Youth Work matched to Locality Wellbeing Officer posts focussed on early engagement.

d. I. Not applicable

II.  Not applicable

3.a. Deletion of 1x 12hr specialist post

Reduction of staff development budget and capacity building budget

b. i.  Approximately £11k

ii. Not applicable

c. i.  None

ii. None

d. I.  None

II.  Not applicable

4  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

5 c. SJC

6. 

Senior youth worker Grade: 6

(£ 21,866-23,901)    

Youth Worker Grade: 5  

 (£ 19,076-20,942)

3 male, 3 female

All European

11 female, 5 male

All European

  • 2 x 0.5fte 1x 0.58fte
  • 1 x vacant 0.33fte
  • 1 x vacant 0.41fte
  • 1 x 0.52fte
  • 1 x 0.79fte
  • 1 x  vacant 0.41fte

DofE Senior Youth Worker:

  • 1 x 1.0fte

 

  • 1 x 0.55fte
  • 2 x 0.22fte
  • 3 x 0.44fte
  • 1 x vacant 0.55fte
  • 1 x 0.55fte
  • 1 x 0.41fte
  • 1 x 0.28fte
  • 1 x 0.68fte
  • 2 x 0.33fte
  • 1 x 0.17fte
  • 1 x 0.30fte
  • 1 x 0.19fte

DofE Youth Worker:

  • 1 x 0.77fte

 

Please note the breakdown for each post to provide pay, gender and race has not been provided in the format requested because it can identify individuals’ personal information which is exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

                                         

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