FOI Request - Social Care Professionals

Request 101000270646

NB: Please break each answer down to give a separate response for qualified social workers, as set out below.

1. How many frontline social care professionals* do you currently employ in adult social care services? (FTE)

2. How many incidents of violence, verbal abuse or harassment against frontline social care staff* did you record in the financial year 2013-14 in adult social care services?

3. How many frontline social care professionals* do you currently employ in children’s services? (FTE)

4. How many incidents of violence, verbal abuse or harassment against social care staff* did you record in the financial year 2013-14 in children’s services?

* Please give separate responses for the following broad groups:
• Qualified social workers, including senior social workers, assistant team managers and team
managers if applicable
• Other care staff, including residential and domiciliary care workers and ‘paraprofessionals’ such as social work assistants

Figures relating to part-time staff should be rounded up and included within the overall figures for full-time equivalent (FTE) staff. Please do not provide a headcount.

Response 20-08-2014

1.  6.6138 FTE    Advanced Practitioner
1.8000 FTE      Assistant Community Care Officer
20.2966 FTE    Community Care Officer
1.00000 FTE    Development Officer
3.4966 FTE      Local Area Co-ordinator
1 FTE               Service Manager
1 FTE               Senior Practitioner
7.5173 FTE      Social Worker
5.4966 FTE      Team Manager

2. 80 cases

3. 1 FTE                  Area Manager
2.3448 FTE             Children’s Services Worker
1 FTE                      Commissioning & Corporate Parenting Manager
13.7864 FTE           Support Worker
2 FTE                      Support Officer
2 FTE                      Team Manager
4.4345 FTE             Project Worker
2.6 FTE                   Reviewing Officer
13 FTE                    Senior Social Worker
45.7338 FTE           Social Worker
0.5034 FTE             Specialist Services Manager
1 FTE                      Youth Justice Manager

4. In the financial year 2013/2014 there were a total of 17 incidents of verbal abuse and 7 of physical abuse.

With regard to the incidents of verbal abuse 16 of them were towards residential staff and 1 towards a foster carer.
With regard to the incidents of physical abuse 6 were towards residential staff and 1 towards a social worker.

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