Decision details

Department of Adult Social Services: Future Structure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Interim Director of Adult Social Services submitted a report on the proposed restructure of the Department of Adult Social Services.


Since November 2010 the Department had undergone radical change. This had been partly the result of reforms introduced by the current Interim Director in response to critical external reports in the autumn of 2010 and partly following the Council’s voluntary severance activity. To respond to recent changes and address the challenges that were likely to arise and be faced by DASS in the next three years the proposed structure was founded on three principles:


  • Local Services
  • Integration
  • Personalisation


Budgetary provision of £900,000 had been identified to implement the overall revised staffing structure.


Councillor A McArdle welcomed the report which was the ‘best fit’ for the department, filling in some of the gaps especially with regard to adult safeguarding.


Resolved -  


(1)  That the revised staffing structure for the Department of Adult Social Services be approved.


(2)  That the establishment of the posts above spinal column point 49 as described in paragraph 11.2 be recommended for approval by the Employment and Appointments Committee.

Report author: Director of Adult Social Services

Publication date: 28/09/2011

Date of decision: 22/09/2011

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/10/2011

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