Monthly Archives: September 2017

SSSC Not Fit For Purpose

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!

UPDATE;

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!

www.dadscare.org.uk

Dear Sir/Madam
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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41484185

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Sony Xperia Software Update v 41.2.A.7.65

Sony Xperia Software Update v. 41.2.A.7.65

Sony Xperia Software Update v. 41.2.A.7.65 if your like so many other Sony Xperia users and owners looking for information on this update don’t bother.

Sony Xperia Software Update v. 41.2.A.7.65 after every update users are invited to put in their EMI number *#06#* and after you do that Sony in their wisdom will tell you even less than they did before you entered the EMI code!

Sony needs to work harder in telling users and owners just exactly what they have updated and why?

I have such a device and no matter how many updates they release on the Sony XZ it still can’t fix the video camera over-heating issues that shut downs most video capture at @60 FPS after 30 mins as it is so hot users can’t hold the device.

These Sony ZX phones should be recalled?

Other than that one large fault the phone is excellent.

UPDATE; Everyone in the community is saying its was basically just the September Android Security patch update which is great if Sony even told users it was that but you wont even find answers here, https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ/September-patch-41-2-A-7-65-release-change-log/td-p/1259422 and if you get get then there then they must do better the next time…..over to Sony?

World Buffet Restaurant Arbroath Angus

World Buffet Restaurant Arbroath Angus.

World Buffet Restaurant Arbroath Angus, on the Montrose Road, Angus’s first World Buffet serving very high quality Indian, Chinese and Italian dishes.

 

World Buffet Restaurant Arbroath Angus

World Buffet Restaurant Arbroath Angus

World Buffet Restaurant Arbroath Angus, called the Multan Rouge has only been open for three weeks and is going down a storm in the Angus town of Arbroath.

Open for Lunches from 12pm-3pm Adults £7.95 Kids eat for £4.95, High Teas from 3pm-5pm Adults £9.95 Kids £5.95, Dinner Buffet 5pm till 9pm Adults £11.95 Kids £6.95

 

Multan Rouge Buffet Arbroath Angus, Angus's newest Buffet Restaurant.

Multan Rouge Buffet Arbroath Angus

Fantastic new Buffet eatery for Arbroath, really good choice of starters, mains and sweets that is sure to be a hit for the Angus locals although also good for taking the kids on a drive from Aberdeen its only 50 mins or Dundee 20 mins away plus there is ample free car parking available on site.

User tip when the kids (or adults) ask where is the ice cream is you have to ask for it as its in the freezer behind the counter but the owners are mega friendly and very helpful!

International Scotland staff wishes them well for the future which we think is very bright and just what Arbroath needed.

To book a table at the Multan Rouge, Arbroath please call them on:  01241 871200
​For Satnav users from outside the area;
Montrose Road, Arbroath DD11 5RA, Angus, Scotland.

Home website here

 

 

MORRISONS PARKING EYE APPEALS

MORRISONS PARKING EYE APPEALS

Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals is a complete waste of time unless you have a receipt or proof of purchase on the day of the alleged car parking offense.

They are not interested in any other circumstances and the fact it takes them over 4 weeks to notify you, who keeps food shopping purchase receipts for that long shows it’s a legal money-making machine pure and simple.

One of the readers of our blog has described their recent experience with Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals process and its scary how they try to get away with not upholding one’s genuine appeals.

Our reader had what they call a “Frustration of Contract” where by during a recent visit to Aberdeen Morrisons just off King Street, he met with a charity client who was a regular shopper there and had a few coffees and our reader became ill with a form of Colitis which is a very severe and disabling medical condition and was in their toilets for around two hours this condition also affected his blood sugars which he was a diabetic anyway so the driver could not drive even if was able to do so.

The disabled charity volunteers client was so worried about him he stayed in the store until he was able to leave the store and now he has got a £60-£100 parking fine as well!

Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals has so far rejected the appeal by its total lack of understanding and completely ignoring supplied medical evidence that our reader sent them in form of a recent doctor’s statement produced well before the parking offense.

In their response they completely ingnore his medical evidence and simply asked for a proof of purchase instead which could be a form disability disscrimination does Morrisons know that this company is doing this in their name?

Of-course should you find yourself in this predicament there’s no point going to Morrisons as they have no sympathy what-so-ever with customers with severe medical conditions as their line has and always be 2 hours is enough to do your business within our stores pardon the pun!

If you have a medical condition that might stop you driving for a few hours its best if you just don’t shop there at all!

Parkingeye is not very good at planning permissions and most sites have not got the proper planning approvals for their signages so check with your local planning office if they have this in place, if not you win your appeal on this basis alone and signs have to be at eye level.

If you’re like our reader just ask Morrisons Parking Eye Appeals for your 10-number appeal rejection code and take it to their regulator for a proper appeal which is a free service win or lose and seems very straight forward.

Everyone understands that parking in inner city areas could be open to abuse but if one has a medical condition that prevents one from driving if over the 2 hour max stay it says alot about the way you treat potential customers and others reading this should think carefully if they plan to shop there or any other supermarket that has the same policy against disabled customers.

To appeal use this Morrisons Parking Eye Appeal link;

https://popla.co.uk/appeal#/StartAppeal/Index

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