FOI Request Social Work Staff Mental Health

Request 101001635527

This request concerns mental health issues faced by social work staff at your authority.

1) Please state the number of:

a) Qualified social workers
b) All social work staff

at your authority who took long term sick leave, defined as being on leave for 28 or more calendar days (i.e., 4 working weeks) for any reason in each of the following financial years:

i) 2012/13
ii) 2013/14
iii) 2014/15
iv) 2015/16
v) 2016/17
vi) 2017/18 to 01/09/17

2) Please state the number of

a) Qualified social workers
b) All social work staff

at local authority who took long term sick leave, defined as being on leave for 28 or more calendar days (i.e., 4 working weeks) due to mental health issues, in each of the following financial years:

i) 2012/13
ii) 2013/14
iii) 2014/15
iv) 2015/16
v) 2016/17
vi) 2017/18 to 01/09/17

3) Please state the number of permanent

a) Qualified social workers
b) All social work staff

at your authority who left your employment for any reason in each of the following financial years.

i) 2012/13
ii) 2013/14
iii) 2014/15
iv) 2015/16
v) 2016/17
vi) 2017/18 to 01/09/17

4) Please state the number of permanent

a) Qualified social workers
b) All social work staff

at your authority who left your employment due to mental health issues in each of the following financial years.

i) 2012/13
ii) 2013/14
iii) 2014/15
iv) 2015/16
v) 2016/17
vi) 2017/18 to 01/09/17

Response 10-11-2017

1. Please see numbers below for those within the Social Work service.  We are unable to break it down any further.  Please note 2017 figures are until end of March 2017.

 

2012

23

2013

27

2014

34

2015

46

2016

56

2017

8

2. Please see numbers below for those within the Social Work service.  We are unable to break it down any further.  Please note 2017 figures are until end of March 2017.  Mental Health Issues are reported as Depression/Stress/Anxiety.
   
2012

9

2013

12

2014

14

2015

15

2016

19

2017

3

Response 14-11-2017

3. We are unable to break down this information further, however, the figures below show all leavers from the social work staff section regardless of their status

2012/13                                13

2013/14                                11

2014/15                                12

2015/16                                16

2016/17                                9

2017/18 to 01/09/17        5

4. We cannot provide the information requested as we do not record leaver's information therefore this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information Not Held. 

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