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How many Social Workers (SW) employed or contracted to the LA are not properly registered with the GSCC as working in the LA’s own area?

Source: What do they Know Link: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com

This FOI Request is made by the
The Advocacy Fund

23 September 2011
Dear Neath Port Talbot Council,

How many Social Workers (SW) employed or contracted to the LA are
not properly registered with the GSCC as working in the LA’s own
area?

IE they are registered but in a different area.

What is the LA policy for addressing the issue of SWs not being
properly registered as above as the are required to given that:

1. All SW Registrations are public on the GSCC Website?
2. It is a requirement to be registered in the Area they work?
4. It is not proper within the rules to be working as a SW without being properly registered.
5. Whilst SW registration is the reponsibility of the SW and not the LA, the LA is responsible for ensuring that is employes SW that are able to lawfully do the work as their agent?
6. There can be two or more people with the same name?
7. Any person contacted by a SW is able to check registrations online?
8. It is a fact that police, Gov & LA advice is that if the identity of the person you are dealing with cannot be confirmed then do not have dealings with them and especially do not let them into your home or give them personal information.
9. Any person checking a SW who is not properly registered should have cause for concern in regard to any of the above.

This FOI Request is made by the
The Advocacy Fund

Section 8 Guidance states

In the case of a company, it is not necessary to provide the full registered name. It will be acceptable to provide another name which exists as a real entity, such as a trading name.

Yours faithfully,

Advocacy Fund

Source: What do they Know Link: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com