Freedom of Information Request

welcome payments for social workers

Received: 13 March 2023

I am writing to make an open government request for all information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please send me all available details relating to the following questions in regards to children's social services at your local authorities OR all local authorities relevant to your organisation:

* Does your local authority offer a welcome payment for new social workers? Y/N

* How much does your local authority offer as a welcome payment to new social workers?

* If your local authority offers a welcome payment, if this paid as a one-off sum or over a number of years?

* Does your local authority's welcome payment only apply to social workers above a specific level or recruited to a specific team? If yes, please specify

* When did your local authority introduce welcome payments for social workers?

I would like the above information provided to me in an email if possible to the address noted at the bottom of this correspondence.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.
If this information is already in the public domain, please direct me to it including URL links and page numbers where possible.
If you are unable to release any of this information on the grounds of a breach of confidentiality, please supply me with copies of the corresponding signed confidentiality agreement.
I understand you are required to respond to me within 20 working days of receiving this request. I would be grateful if you could confirm receipt of this email.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

Thanks very much,

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download