FOI Request Social Workers Disclosure Checks

Request 101001723199

1. I would like to know how many social workers employed by the council have had disclosure checks over spent or unspent convictions between January 2015 and January 2018.
2. I would also like to find out how many social workers have been suspended or sacked for failing to disclose any arrests / convictions between January 2015 and January 2018.
3. How regularly does the council inspect their staff members' who are employed as social workers to give updates on their PVG schemes?

Response 13-02-2018

1.All Social Workers are PVG checked, as they have to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council, so we do consider spent and unspent convictions but we don’t keep a record of them

2.None

3. We don’t routinely check.  Disclosure advise us of any convictions that are of relevance and we would take action accordingly.

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