SSSC Not Fit For Purpose.
SSSC Not Fit For Purpose as stated by Scotland’s leading Dads Charity, Dadscare based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
SSSC not fit for purpose, the case;
Dadscare has recently made a bold move to denounce the workings of the SSSC in public by stating the SSSC is not fit for purpose.
They state it’s a waste of time or next to a waste of time for members of the public to make any sort of complaint as they are seem to be simply not interested no matter what level of evidence one produces.
The charity thinks as do many other third sector organisations that the SSSC is only there for the employers if they are looking for a scapegoat as seems to be the case in a recent removal from the register in Fife.
If one looks at SSSC case files and the actual complaint details it’s clear the information could only come from the workers employers.
Dadscare has stated they have made what they believe to be very serious complaints against Social Workers in Aberdeen and Dundee childrens social services.
Just about everyone in Scottish media has heard rumours of what other professionals thinks about childrens services in the northeast of Scotland.
UPDATE, SSSC pulls the link for members of the public to report concerns about registered workers, why now?
SSSC Not Fit For Purpose
One other factor for all politicians that likes to read such things, the SSSC has a charter to print money every social worker has to pay £80 per year just to keep their jobs, if you dont pay your fees you dont work which could be why they discourage members of the public from filing complaints.
If word got out to the general population there was a body that could tackle dodgy Social workers then the service would get inundated because lets face it most end users don’t have a clue the SSSC is there for them most have never even heard of the SSSC because most dodgy Social workers wont ever tell their clients how to complain or even who to complain too, they just hope your to dumb to notice and that’s another reason the SSSC Not Fit For Purpose.
One of the biggest problems is if a member of the public puts in a complaint they are very rarely told the outcome of the investigations, how can that be described as fully transparent, the Scottish Goverment needs to intervene and make it more a opem process?
Link to Scotlands only charity that chalanges social workers on a daily basis to always act in a professional and hounerable way, where their reports are balanced and fair and where father parental assessments are required one will be carried out!
Dadsacre recently recieved a complaint reply from the SSSC about an Aberdeen Social Worker they formally complained about and they stated “It may have been a breach of CODES OF PRACTICE but it does no impair on the workers fitness to practice.”
What so whats the point of brand new and very strong SSSC CODES OF PRACTICE makes no sense to us either and they had to wait 4 months to be told this.
The charity Dadscare was so concerned they request a freedom of information into how many charity complaints were upheld by members of the public, the result was amazing in the last 3 years there was 235 complaints made and only 2.15% complaints upheld against registered workers that was 5.025 yes a worker with a foot missing, that’s really accrete recording of the figures, not!
In reply to your request for information received on 18 September 2017, please see
our response to your questions below.
1/ How many fitness to practice complaints has been received in past 3 years from
either a) members of the public, b) third sector, c) employers?
a. In the period between 18 September 2014 and 18 September 2017 we received 235 complaints from members of the public (MOPs). 96 of these complaints are still under investigation.
b. Of the 235 MOP complaints, 10 were from organisations in the third sector
c. In the period between 18 September 2014 and 18 September 2017 we received 3575 complaints from employers (3459 from current employers and 116 from previous employers). 1014 of these complaints are still under investigation.
Of the 3575 complaints from employers 818 were from organisations in the third sector.
2/ What percentage of complaints received from these 3 separate groups have been upheld over the last 3 years?
a. Of the MOP complaints we have concluded investigating, 2.15% have resulted in
a sanction being imposed on the worker’s registration
b. Of the employer complaints we have concluded investigating 13.3% of current employer complaints and 21.5% of previous employer complaints have resulted in a sanction being imposed.
c. In relation to complaints received from third sector employers only, 10.9% of these complaints have resulted in a sanction being imposed.
There are also a small number of cases in which we have made a finding of misconduct or that a worker’s fitness to practise is impaired but not imposed a sanction. Due to the way we record our case outcomes it is not possible to provide a specific number of cases in which this has happened.
3/ How many complaints from either a) members of the public b) third sector c) employers has there been concerning Aberdeen social work children’s service over last 3 years and the percentage of upheld complaints by all three groups?
a. We have received 2 complaints from members of the public and 4 from employers regarding Aberdeen Social Work children’s services.
b. Of the 2 MOP complaints, one has been closed with a finding of no impairment of fitness to practise. Our investigation into the other MOP complaint is still on-going.
c. Of the 4 complaints received from employers, one has resulted in a warning being imposed on the worker’s registration. Our investigations into the other 3 complaints are still on-going.
More proof that they missed vital information or never disclosed it here
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