FOI Request Staff, Social Workers and Buses

Request 101001443650

1. What is the net Increase/decrease of the number of staff employed by the council in the years 2013 (with a starting figure), 2014, 2015, 2016?
2. What is the net Increase/decrease of the number of social workers employed by the council in the years 2013 (with a starting figure), 2014, 2015, 2016?
3. The number of bus routes that are contracted out by your council in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016?
4. What is the net Increase/decrease of the number of sport centres open in your council area in the years 2013 (with a starting figure), 2014, 2015, 2016?

Response 24-03-2017

1. From the Joint Staffing Watch: 

April 2016 – 4937 employees (3679 full-time equivalent)               

April 2015 – 4949 employees (3709 full-time equivalent)

April 2014 - 4871 employees (3650  full-time equivalent)

April 2013 - 5001 employees (3734 full-time equivalent)

 

2. We can’t provide historical information as it’s not something that we record so this information would be exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information not held, but a snapshot from the base report as at 1/3/17 shows:

 81 Social Workers (71.5133 fte)

9 Senior Social Workers (8.2 fte)

3. Answering the question as posed, the answer is two for each year, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

4. We had 10 sports centres in all the years requested.

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