Freedom of Information Request

Details on Family Support Practitioners

Received: 19 July 2021

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with
Details of the following:

Information request 1. Could you provide details of the Family Support Practitioner average payscale range that you currently offer. Please also include the average payscale range given to those covering the Family Support Practitioner Role (if this is different)

Information request 2. Could you provide me with a current Job description and Person Specification for the Family Support Practitioner role? Can you also let me know if there are any Family Support Practitioners actively in post at this time in the 0-25 Disability Team specifically working with children, and outline to what extent they have met the requirements outlined in the Person Specification.

Information request 3. Could you provide details of the qualifications required to carry out the Family Support Practitioner role or cover the Family Support Practitioner role. Could you also confirm whether any persons currently undertaking this role have the required qualifications.

Information request 4. Please can you outline what the recruitment process is for Family Support Practitioners including secondment and redeployment processes. Can you also confirm whether all persons currently undertaking the Family Support Practitioner role have needed to adhere to these processes. In instances where a family support practitioner has not been required to go through the normal recruitment/secondment/redeployment process, please explain why and whether this is compliant with employment law and/or policy.

Information request 5. Details of the recruitment process

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20
working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request
may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request
that you release information as soon as possible.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all
deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also
expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to
appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive
I would prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me under your
section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect
of this FOI request problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to
receiving the information in the near future.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download