Social workers and sick leave

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

 

Please find a response from Devon County Council via the link below:

https://devoncc.sharepoint.com/sites/PublicDocs/InfoMgt/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?docid=015ec4a1ed62b4538ab3b6d7cc6e81495&authkey=AQlw-LJ4cE67oqNmTJcLvfI