Tag Archives: social workers

‘Compassionate’ Conservatism has led to this: Council must slash £750,000 children’s service bill

This is the result of Tory cuts.

Underfunded councils prove unable to attract qualified full-time social workers but have a statutory duty to provide the service, so they have to hire agency staff instead.

This costs more, so council then have to cut the number of staff they employ, meaning those who remain are faced with a larger workload.

They won’t be able to cope.

Result: The collapse of the service and increased abuse of children.

Anyone who voted Conservative in 2017 wanted this.

The council department [in Coventry] which looks after the city’s most vulnerable youngsters needs to cut agency workers after spending more than £750,000 on them in the first quarter of the year, it has been warned.

Concerns about the case load of social workers and use of agency staff in the council’s children’s services department were first raised in 2014 when the council was slapped with an ‘inadequate’ rating – the worst possible – by Ofsted inspectors.

A council report … cited ‘a shortage of competent and experienced social workers regionally’ as the reason for the use of agency social workers.

Source: Council must slash £750,000 children’s service’s agency bill – CoventryLive

Visit our JustGiving page to help Vox Political’s Mike Sivier fight anti-Semitism libels in court

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: